The Sabine River Authority Wednesday afternoon lowered the flood gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir by a foot.
The lake has been slowly going down since the rains across Southeast Texas ended on Sunday.
Wednesday afternoon, the lake was down to 172.75 feet. It is considered full at 172 feet. It had reached 173.27 feet on Monday.
All 11 gates had been opened at 3 feet each on Saturday. Wednesday they were lowered to two feet each. With both generators operating, a total of 36,044 cubic feet of water per second is being released. The amount went down about 11,000 cubic feet per second after the gates were lowered.
The Sabine River at Deweyville Wednesday afternoon was at 25.55 feet, with flood stage 24 feet. It is expected to rise to 26.2 feet, the moderate flood stage, by Friday. ffffffffff