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Posted March 27, 2015

Toledo Bend Reservoir Water Releases - Advisory #7

DATE:   March 27, 2015

TIME:              0745             

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.63        FT. MSL

TOLEDO BEND WATER RELEASES HAVE BEEN REDUCED BY 10,283 CFS 

Current releases are noted below:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

7

2

2

1

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hours per day

2

Out of service for repairs

TOTAL RELEASES   24,021 CFS

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE FORWARDED AS CHANGES ARE MADE.

Posted March 18, 2015

Toledo Bend Reservoir Water Releases - Advisory #6

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 14:15 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.97 ft. MSL. Currently, one generator is out of service for repairs and the other generator is operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Nine (9) spillway gates have been opened three (3) feet. Total releases are 34,304 cfs.

Posted March 17, 2015

Toledo Bend Reservoir Water Releases - Advisory #5

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 0900 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.9 ft. MSL. Currently, one generator is out of service for repairs and the other generator is operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Seven (7) spillway gates have been opened two (2) feet and two (2) spillway gates have been opened one (1) foot. Total releases are 22,890 cfs.

Posted March 16, 2015

Toledo Bend Reservoir Water Releases - Advisory #4

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 0800 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.58 ft. MSL. Currently, one generator is out of service for repairs and the other generator is operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Based on the National Weather Service forecast, the reservoir will continue to rise and seven (7) spillway gates have been opened one (1) foot and two (2) spillway gates have been opened two (2) feet. Total releases are 17,764 cfs.

Posted March 14, 2015

Toledo Bend Reservoir Water Releases - Advisory #3

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1315 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.32 ft. MSL. Currently, one generator is out of service for repairs and the other generator is operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Based on the National Weather Service forecast, the reservoir will continue to rise and five (5) spillway gates have been opened one (1) foot. Interested persons should monitor current river and reservoir levels and reservoir release amounts since the river could reach flood stage and evacuation of persons, animals, and property may become necessary. Releases through the spillway gates, depending on upstream and downstream conditions, will be made in accordance with the Guide for Spillway Gate Operation for Toledo Bend Reservoir dated March 1994, as Revised June 27, 2001. The second step will be to open all eleven (11) gates one foot each.

Complete advisory:Adobe Acrobat PDF (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader - see Helper Applications for download and installation instructions).

Toledo Bend Reservoir Water Releases - Advisory #2

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that at 6:30 A.M. on _Saturday March 14, 2015__, the reservoir elevation was 172.18 ft. m.s.l. Currently one generator is out of service for repairs and is expected to be out for most of the month and the other generator is operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. If the reservoir continues to rise, spillway gates will have to be opened. Due to the outage of the one unit, spillway releases will be initiated around 172.3 ft. m.s.l. in lieu of the normal elevation of 172.5. Interested persons should monitor current river and reservoir levels and reservoir release amounts since the river could reach flood stage and evacuation of persons, animals and property may become necessary. Releases through the spillway gates, depending on upstream and downstream conditions, will be made in accordance with the Guide for Spillway Gate Operation for Toledo Bend Reservoir dated March 1994, as Revised June 27, 2001. The first step will be to open five gates one foot each.

Complete advisory:Adobe Acrobat PDF (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader - see Helper Applications for download and installation instructions).

Posted March 13, 2015

Toledo Bend Reservoir Water Releases - Advisory #1

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir, please be advised that at 3.00 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015, the elevation of Toledo Bend Reservoir was 171.4 m.s.l. Currently only one generator is operating 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Interested persons should monitor current river and reservoir levels and reservoir release amounts since the river could reach flood stage and evacuation of persons, animals and property may become necessary. Releases through the spillway gates, depending on upstream and/or downstream conditions, may be made in accordance with the Guide for Spillway Operation for Toledo Bend Reservoir dated March 1994, as Revised June 27, 2001. The first step will be to open five gates one foot each. Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases may be obtained from the Toledo Bend Project Joint Operation offices at the Toledo Bend dam-site on a twenty-four hour basis at 337/286-5253 and 409/565-2273.

Complete advisory:Adobe Acrobat PDF (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader - see Helper Applications for download and installation instructions).

Posted October 21, 2013

Lake Fork and Lake Tawakoni - Drought Advisory

Advisory #1

Persons having interests in Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork Reservoir are hereby advised that on Monday, October 21, 2013, the General Manager of the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) initiated Stage 1 of the SRA Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan for Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork Reservoir. Mild Water Shortage Conditions (Stage 1) exist in the service areas of Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork when SRA's portion of the combined storage of Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork falls to and remains at or below 65% for fourteen consecutive days.

During a mild water shortage condition, SRA encourages voluntary water use reductions. Each customer entity in turn will follow its individual measures for mild water storage conditions.

Complete advisory:Adobe Acrobat PDF (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader - see Helper Applications for download and installation instructions).

Please see also the U.S. Drought Monitor for the latest National Drought Summary; click on Texas/Louisiana to zoom into the U.S. Drought Monitor - south.


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