TX

Toledo Bend P-2305

General information

Waterway  Sabine River
Current status  Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2305
Permit issued 8/24/2014
Permit expires 7/27/2064

Ownership and operation

Owner Entergy Texas Inc.
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1969
Transmission or distribution system owner Entergy Texas Inc.

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 2
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 81.0 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 159,680.9 mWH

The existing 81 MW Toledo Bend Project (P-2305) is located on the Texas and Louisiana border. The Toledo Bend Reservoir extends approximately 132 river miles up the Sabine River to just north of Logansport, LA.

The reservoir is 85 “navigational” miles in length. The reservoir is also the largest man-made body of water in the southern United States and the fifth largest in the country. The Toledo Bend Dam is located at river mile 147 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana (i.e., near Hornbeck), and in Newton County, Texas, and creates the Toledo Bend Reservoir, a water storage facility of 185,000 surface acres (storage capacity of 4,477,000 acre-feet) at normal maximum pool elevation of 172 ft mean sea level (msl).

FERC issued a new license for the project on August 29, 2014.

 

Milestones

Revised Study Plan Submitted 07-07-2009
Draft License Application Submitted 05-03-2011
Final Environmental Impact Assessment Issued 12-20-2013
License Issued 08-29-2014

News and updates

From California Sportfishing Protection Alliance1/23/2021

CSPA Defends Cold Water for North Fork Feather River & Lake Almanor

From American Rivers1/22/2021

UN report: Aging dams pose growing threat

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