On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the General Manager of the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA-TX) changed the drought stage of Toledo Bend Reservoir from moderate (stage 2) to mild (stage 1), in accordance with the SRA-TX Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan.

Mild Water Shortage Conditions (Stage 1) exist when the water surface elevation in Toledo Bend Reservoir falls to and remains at or below 165.1 feet mean sea level (m.s.l.) for fourteen consecutive days.

During a mild water storage condition, SRA-TX encourages voluntary water use reductions. Each customer entity in turn will follow its individual measures for mild water storage condition.