Toledo Bend Reservoir Advisory #1 May 13, 2023

Advisories, News, Notices

450 Spur 135, Burkeville, TX 75932 59839 Hwy 191, Anacoco, LA 71403
409/565-2273 337/286-5244 (Office)
337/286-5253 (Message)

DATE: Saturday, May, 13, 2023

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Saturday, May, 13, 2023 at 1215 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.20 ft. MSL. Currently, both generators are operating 24 hours per day.

Inflow information from the National Weather Service Forecast Center is currently being monitored. Should the reservoir continue to rise, spillway gates may have to be opened. Releases through the spillway gates will be made in accordance with the Toledo Bend Spillway Operating Guide as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Toledo Bend Reservoir is not a flood control reservoir and can experience significant rises in elevation in a short time span. The Sabine River Authority of Texas and the Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana emphasize the importance of keeping informed and staying safe during a rain event.

Interested persons should monitor current river and reservoir levels since the Sabine River could reach flood stage and evacuation of persons, animals and property may become necessary.

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites:, or Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: and from the USGS at the following websites: or

Actual flood conditions may vary significantly from the alert based on new or changed conditions; advanced alerts of changed conditions may not be possible.