Sam Rayburn Reservoir increases power generation

Published Sept. 2, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials announce today an increase of power generation for critical infrastructure needs and to stabilize the power grid of Southeast Texas.  

Power generation began yesterday which allows local hospitals, emergency operations centers and evacuation centers to regain power and reduce reliance on portable generators. Increase in generation output will allow for additional stabilization of the power grid.  

Increase in power generation will result in an output of 50 megawatts which is a release of approximately 9,000 cubic feet per second. This flow rate will have a negligible effect on downstream conditions below B.A. Steinhagen/Town Bluff and will continue to increase stability to the power grid. 

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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: and SWF Facebook at:

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Release no. 17-030