UPDATE: All Toledo Bend spillway gates are opened at 6 feet each - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

UPDATE: All Toledo Bend spillway gates are opened at 6 feet each

Water rushes from the Toledo Bend dam. (Source: Rhonda Griffin) Water rushes from the Toledo Bend dam. (Source: Rhonda Griffin)
(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)
TOLEDO BEND (KPLC) -

Harvey's rains have forced the Sabine River Authority to open all 11 gates at Toledo Bend to 6 feet each.

At last check, the level was sitting at 173.58 inches.

It has been gradually increasing since Wednesday afternoon.

In a video briefing posted on Facebook Wednesday night, Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft was advised by DOTD about the possibility of the dams on Lake Vernon and Anacoco Lake being breached. As a precautionary measure, Craft is asking residents affected by the downstream to be prepared to evacuate if an evacuation order is called for. Deputies, Fire Department and Vernon Parish Police Jury personnel are going door to door in the affected areas making these notifications:

At 3 a.m, Toledo Bend had reached the action stage of 173.53' which meant the operation of spillway gates at 11 gates at 4 foot. 58,390 cubic feet of water per second was being released into the Sabine River.

Again, it has been increased to 6 feet at each of the 11 gates, by 6 a.m.

To keep updated on river levels and forecasts in your area, click HERE

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