Angelina River No Problem For Sam Rayburn

Take a drive over an Angelina River crossing and you'll see a river out of its banks. At the hiway seven west crossing on the Nacogdoches-Angelina county line the water is well into the bottom. The result is a lake of sorts. At the Alto crossing the river reached 21 feet last night. All this water flows into the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. According to a U.S. Corps of Engineer spokesman, all the water is good for hydropower. Engineers don't plan on opening the Rayburn flood gates. Instead, generation will be increased for peak usage times to serve southeast Texas.