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Posted 3/11/2016

Release no. 16-017


Contact
Rhonda Paige
817-886-1312
rhonda.k.paige@usace.army.mil
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

FORT WORTH, Texas – Water releases from Town Bluff Dam were increased due to inflow in the Neches River Basin above the reservoir and weather conditions in the area.

Currently, releases out of Town Bluff are approaching 40,000 cfs with a projected river stage elevation of 79 feet.

The Fort Worth District has notified impacted emergency managers of these circumstances and the potential for downstream flooding. Releases out of Sam Rayburn Dam have been temporarily suspended to reduce flows into Town Bluff Dam.

For additional information, please contact the Fort Worth District Emergency Operations Center at 817-886-1501.

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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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308

Town Bluff water release