FORT WORTH, Texas –U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ representatives at Sam Rayburn Reservoir announce that current high lake levels have resulted in several facility closures at Sam Rayburn Reservoir related to recent rainfall events. At this time, boat ramps are closed at Hanks Creek Campground, Hanks Creek Day Use Area, Twin Dikes Park, Rayburn Park, San Augustine Park, Marion Ferry Park, Monterey Park, and Etoile Park. Hanks Creek Park and Mill Creek Park are closed for camping. Other facilities including boat ramps will be closed as conditions warrant. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel have been and continue to monitor lake levels and the associated impact to recreational facilities. Recreational areas will be opened as soon as conditions allow.
Sam Rayburn Reservoir continues to hold flood waters and will make releases through the Powerhouse until lake levels reach 173 feet when flood gate operations may also be used. Current power generation is scheduled through the two turbines with a release equating to 1,000 cubic feet per second. Hours of operations and flood releases may be adjusted at any time.
Current release schedule for Town Bluff/Dam B/B.A. Steinhagen is forecasted to increase up to 34,000 cubic feet per second.
Current closure lists can be found at http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lake/lakefacilities.htm or by calling the Sam Rayburn Project Office at 409-384-5716 (M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
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About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/.
Release no. 19-001