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Welcome to Sabine River Authorityof  Louisiana

About Us
Toledo Bend Reservoir Project
  • Funded, Constructed, and Managed jointly with the Sabine River Authority of Texas.
  • Feasibility Report, Forrest & Cotton, Inc., 1958
  • FERC License issued October 14, 1963 for 50 years; expires 2013
  • Construction Complete, Began Operations in 1969
  • 186,000 surface acres at normal pool elevation
  • Power Pool elevation 172.0 feet msl
  • Storage Capacity 4,477,000 acre-feet
  • Average Inflow 4,200,000 acre-feet/year
  • Shoreline approximately 1,200 miles
  • Drainage Area approximately 7,190 sq. miles
Toledo Bend Dam
  • Embankment Length 11,200 feet
  • Height above stream bed 112 feet
  • Elevation of Crown 185 feet
  • Width of Crown 25 feet
Toledo Bend Powerplant
  • Turbines, 2 Kaplan,Vertical Shaft - HP Rating (each) 55,750
  • Generators, 2 Umbrella Type - KVA Rating (95% power factor) each 42,500
  • Annual Production (Avg.) MWHr 205,000

Toledo Bend Spillway
  • Length (overall) - 838 feet
  • Control: Eleven 40 ft. by 28 ft. tainter gates
  • Elevation, Top of the Gates. - 173 ft. msl
  • Elevation, Spillway Weir - 145 ft. msl
  • Design Discharge (cfs) - 290,000

Toledo Bend Project "Joint" Operations
  • "Basic" Contract between LA & TX

    - Administration – SRA Texas

    - Engineering – SRA Louisiana

  • TBPJO Operating Board

    - 2 Board members from each respective Authority

    - Executive Director/General Manager from each Authority

  • TBPJO Technical Committee

    - Staff from each Authority
Sabine River Diversion Canal
  • Constructed by the Dept. of Public Works; completed in 1981.
  • ACT 898 of 1985 transferred responsibility for maintenance and operations to SRA.
  • Sabine River Diversion System is a water conveyance system consisting of more than 35 miles of unlined, open channel canals, nearly 4 ½ miles of underground pipelines, three (3) pumping stations, and five (5) automatic level control gates.
  • The purpose of the system is to divert surface water from the Sabine River to supply Agricultural, Municipal, and Industrial water needs in Southwest Louisiana and reduce dependence on the Chicot Aquifer.
  • Approximately 20 billion gallons diverted annually
Recreation Facilities
  • SRA operates 2 roadside recreational areas: San Patricio and Clyde's Crossing
  • SRA is required, as a condition of the FERC License, to provide recreation sites on Toledo Bend Reservoir.
  • SRA operates 4 full service recreational facilities: Oak Ridge Park, San Miguel Park, Cypress Bend Park, and Pleasure Point Park
  • SRA operates 4 day use recreational areas: Cow Bayou Wilderness Park (ATV Trail), Converse Bay, Blue Lake, and Pendleton Bridge Park
Cypress Bend Resort
  • Conference Center

    - Opened in May 2000

  • Hotel

    - Opened in March 1999

    - Owned by American Liberty Hospitality

  • 18-hole Golf Course

    - Audubon Trail; opened Sept. 1996

  • Operated under lease to American Liberty Hospitality