Table 3.2: Summary of Existing Reservoirs and Lakes in the Sabine Basin

Reservoir

Location
(counties)

Stream

Drainage Area
(SM)

Conservation Pool

Permitted Use
(ac-ft/yr)

Yield Estimate
(ac-ft/yr)

Surface Area (Acres)(1))

Capacity
(ac-ft)(1)
)

Elev (msl)

1997

2050

Lake Tawakoni

Rains/Van Zandt/Hunt

Sabine River

756

37,879

888,137

437.5

238,100

230,891

221,459

Lake Fork

Wood/Rains/
Hopkins

Lake Fork Creek

493

27,690

675,800

403

188,600

187,962

187,031

Toledo Bend

Newton/ Shelby/Sabine

Sabine River

7,178

181,600

4,477,000

172.0

750,000

1,043,300(2)

1,043,300

Greenville City Lakes(3)

Hunt

Cowleech Fork

Not applicable

505

6,969

537

4,159

1,200

(2,800)

1,200

(2,800)

Quitman

Wood

Dry Creek

31

814

7,440

395.0

0

3,710

NA

Holbrook

Keys Creek

15

653

7,990

372.0

0

3,285

Hawkins

Little Sandy

30

776

11,890

343.75

0

8,035

Winnsboro Big Sandy
27
806
8,100
419.0
0
5,760

Lake Gladewater

Upshur

Glade Creek

35

800

6,950

300.0

1,679(4)

(3,358)

6,900

NA

Lake Cherokee

Rusk/Gregg

Cherokee Bayou

158

3,083

41,506

280

62,400(5)

39,400

NA

Martin Lake

Rusk/Panola

Martin Creek

130

5,101

77,500

306

25,000

25,000(6)

25,000

Lake Murvaul

Panola

Murvaul Bayou

115

3,820

45,840

265.3

22,400

27,787

27,050

Brandy Branch

Harrison

Brandy Branch

4

1,242

29,513

340

11,000

11,000(7)

18,000(7)

Lake Vernon

Vernon Parish, LA

Anacoco Bayou

112

4,250

57,000

245

0

61,655

NA

Anacoco Lake

Vernon Parish, LA

Anacoco Bayou

209

2,600

24,000

194

0

28,025

NA

  1. Area and capacity reported are original area and capacity, except for Lake Tawakoni and Lake Cherokee. For these two reservoirs the values are from the latest sediment survey.
  2. Texas’ portion of Toledo Bend’s yield. Total yield from this reservoir is 2,086,600 ac-ft/yr.
  3. Greenville City Lakes are a series of off-channel reservoirs that are used to impound diversions from Cowleech Fork Sabine River. Operational modifications could increase the firm yield to 2,800 ac-ft/yr.
  4. Current permit amount. City of Gladewater has applied for an increase in their permit to 3,358 ac-ft/yr.
  5. Permitted amount is based on the construction of two reservoirs. Only one reservoir was completed.
  6. The firm yield is higher than this, but the reservoir cannot be operated at firm yield due to power plant operation requirements.
  7. Natural yield is minimal. 11,000 ac-ft/yr is currently being imported from Cypress Basin. This amount may eventually increase to 18,000 ac-ft