USACE Fort Worth District enters partnership with Tennessee Valley Authority

Published Oct. 17, 2019

Effective Oct. 14, 2019, until Jan. 24, 2020, Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered into an agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority to perform maintenance repairs and replacement of draft tube guide rails at the Sam Rayburn Power Plant located in Jasper, Texas.

During this nearly three month period of repairs and replacements, water releases that generate power at the Sam Rayburn plant will be halted as the work requires divers to perform underwater construction on the gate guide rails. However, there may be intermittent and very minimal releases during the nighttime hours and holidays to serve water customers.

If Sam Rayburn Reservoir enters flood pool at any time during the repair work, work will be stopped and will be postponed so that flood control releases can be made as directed by Fort Worth District’s water management section in compliance with the water control manual.

As of Oct. 17, Sam Rayburn Reservoir elevation is 161.73 feet. The top of the conversation pool is 164.40 feet.

Questions pertaining to the repairs and replacement work, as well as the partnership can be addressed to: Tom Webb, Phone: 409-384-5291 or email:


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:

Amber Vincent
819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

Release no. 19-037