Welcome to Sabine River Authority of Louisiana

Sabine River Authority Staff

Last Name

First Name

Title

Phone

Email

Anderson
Becky
Administrative Assistant
(318) 256-4112
becky.anderson@la.gov
Burnette
Esther
Administrative Coordinator 4
(318) 256-4112
esther.burnette@la.gov
Carr
Mike
Facility Maintenance Manager 3
(318) 256-4112
mike.carr@la.gov
Ferguson
Kellie
Administrative Program Director 3
(318) 256-4112
kellie.ferguson@la.gov
Founds III
Warren
Executive Director
(318) 256-4112
warren.foundIII@la.gov
Graham
John
IT Manager
(318) 256-4112
john.graham@la.gov
Medlock
Chevy
Administrative Program Mgr 3
(318) 256-4112
chevelosmedlock@la.gov
Mitchell
Vicki
Accountant
(318) 256-4112
vicki.mitchell@la.gov
Strother
Chad
Land Specialist 3
(318) 256-4112
chad.strother@la.gov
Thompson
Kelsey
Accounting Specialist
(318) 256-4112
kelsey.thompson@la.gov
Wright
Susie
Human Resource Analyst C
(318) 256-4112
susie.wright@la.gov

 

About Us

Toledo Bend Reservoir Project

– Funded, Constructed, and Managed jointly with the Sabine River Authority of Texas.

– Feasibility Report, Forrest & Cotton, Inc., 1958

– FERC License issued October 14, 1963 for 50 years; expires 2013

– Construction Complete, Began Operations in 1969

– 186,000 surface acres at normal pool elevation

– Power Pool elevation 172.0 feet msl

– Storage Capacity 4,477,000 acre-feet

– Average Inflow 4,200,000 acre-feet/year

– Shoreline approximately 1,200 miles

– Drainage Area approximately 7,190 sq. miles

Toledo Bend Dam

– Embankment Length 11,200 feet

– Height above stream bed 112 feet

– Elevation of Crown  185 feet

– Width of Crown  25 feet

Toledo Bend Powerplant

– Turbines, 2 Kaplan,Vertical Shaft – HP Rating (each) 55,750

– Generators, 2 Umbrella Type – KVA Rating (95% power factor) each 42,500

– Annual Production (Avg.) MWHr 205,000

Toledo Bend Spillway

– Length (overall) – 838 feet

– Control: Eleven 40 ft. by 28 ft. tainter gates

– Elevation, Top of the Gates. – 173 ft. msl

– Elevation, Spillway Weir – 145 ft. msl

– Design Discharge (cfs) – 290,000

 

Toledo Bend Project “Joint” Operations

– “Basic” Contract between LA & TX

Administration – SRA Texas

Engineering – SRA Louisiana

– TBPJO Operating Board

2 Board members from each respective Authority

Executive Director/General Manager from each Authority

– TBPJO Technical Committee

Staff from each Authority

Sabine River Diversion Canal

– Constructed by the Dept. of Public Works; completed in 1981.

– ACT 898 of 1985 transferred responsibility for maintenance and operations to SRA.

– Sabine River Diversion System is a water conveyance system consisting of more than 35 miles of unlined, open channel canals, nearly 4 ½ miles of underground pipelines, three (3) pumping stations, and five (5) automatic level control gates.

– The purpose of the system is to divert surface water from the Sabine River to supply Agricultural, Municipal, and Industrial water needs in Southwest Louisiana and reduce dependence on the Chicot Aquifer.

– Approximately 20 billion gallons diverted annually

Recreation Facilities

– SRA operates 2 roadside recreational areas: San Patricio and Clyde’s Crossing

– SRA is required, as a condition of the FERC License, to provide recreation sites on Toledo Bend Reservoir.

– SRA operates 4 full service recreational facilities: Oak Ridge Park, San Miguel Park, Cypress Bend Park, and Pleasure Point Park

– SRA operates 4 day use recreational areas: Cow Bayou Wilderness Park (ATV Trail), Converse Bay, Blue Lake, and Pendleton Bridge Park

Cypress Bend Resort

– Conference Center

Opened in May 2000

– Hotel

Opened in March 1999

Owned by American Liberty Hospitality

– 18-hole Golf Course

Audubon Trail; opened Sept. 1996

– Operated under lease to American Liberty Hospitality

Executive Director

Warren Founds

Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana

Executive Director

 

Education:

Northwestern State University-BS Industrial Technology 1977

Licenses:

Residential and Commercial Construction

Real Estate

Professional:

Sabine River Authority, Executive Director 2018

Sabine River Authority, Deputy Director 2016-2017

Founds Construction, LLC, Residential & Commercial Construction, Owner 2003-2016

Founds & Williams Development, LLC, Owner 1996-present

Sabine River Authority, Deputy Director 1990-1997

Sabine Valley Technical College, Instructor 1988-1990

Classic Construction, Residential & Commercial Construction, Owner 1977-1988

Boards & Commissions:

State of Louisiana Water Resource Commission

State of Louisiana Audubon Golf Trail Commission

El Camino East-West Corridor Commission

Sabine River Authority Board of Commissioners

Sabine Parish Tourist Commission

Sabine Parish Tax Commission

Sabine Parish School Board

Personal:

Lifelong resident of Sabine Parish 

Married to Ann Adams Founds, (retired educator) Three children, nine grandchildren

Member of First Methodist Church, Many

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sabine River Authority of Louisiana, consistent with Louisiana Revised Statutes 38:2321, et. seq., and with Article 48 of the Federal Power Commission License, Project 2305, is to provide for economic utilization and preservation of the waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries by promoting economic development, irrigation, navigation, improved water supply, drainage, public recreation, and hydroelectric power for the citizens of Louisiana.

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