The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, in keeping with its flood risk reduction charter, continues to monitor and manage recent flooding at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and B.A. Steinhagen Lake/Town Bluff Dam in 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 cubic feet per second. The Fort Worth District has notified impacted emergency managers of these circumstances and the potential for downstream flooding.