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Looking downstream on the Angelina River from the Lake Sam Rayburn Dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the release rate of the dam has been increased to 14,000 cubic feet of water per second after recent rains brought the lake level up to just over 170 feet above sea level.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Office in Fort Worth has announced that Sam Rayburn Dam has increased the release rate to 14,000 cubic feet of water per second.

Meanwhile, the Corps of Engineers says that recent rains have raised the lake level again, this time to 170.03 feet above sea level, but still well short of the all-time record high of 175.15 feet on March 10th, 1992.

The Corps says “Lake conditions and downstream releases may impact properties and roadways in the vicinity of the reservoir and the Angelina River downstream of the project; therefore visitors, as well as local residents, should stay apprised of current local road conditions”.

According to the Corps, they do not anticipate exceeding the current release rate.

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