Sam Rayburn Reservoir at Marion's Ferry - TCEQ ID: 10615

Site Description

Sam Rayburn Reservoir at Marion's Ferry.

Sampling was moved from this site (10615) to site 21100 due to the drought of 2011

Segment Description

Segment 0610 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir. This segment includes 106,666 acres from Sam Rayburn Dam in Jasper County to a point 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles) upstream of Marion’s Ferry on the Angelina River Arm in Angelina/Nacogdoches County and to a point 3.9 km (2.4 miles) downstream of Curry Creek on the Attoyac Bayou Arm in Nacogdoches. Construction of the dam began in 1956 for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation, flood control, municipal/industrial/agricultural water conservation, and recreational uses. The designated uses are general use, high aquatic life use, public water supply use, contact recreation, and fish consumption. Located around Sam Rayburn are various contact recreational areas including trails, campgrounds, boating ramps, marinas, designated swimming areas, and group areas.

Monitoring Performed Quarterly

Field Parameters Conventional Parameters Bacterial Parameters
Dissolved Oxygen Ammonia-N E. coli
Days Since Last Significant Rainfall Chloride  
Flow Severity Chlorophyll-a  
Instantaneous Stream Flow Pheophytin-a  
pH Sulfate  
Present Weather Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)  
Secchi Transparency Total Nitrate+Nitrite  
Specific Conductance Total Phosphorus  
Total Water Depth Total Suspended Solids (TSS)  
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  • Parking Area

    Facing North, looking towards boat ramp. Photo taken 2010-03-10

  • Upstream

    Facing west, looking upstream from boat ramp. Photo taken 2010-10-15

  • Downstream

    Facing northeast, looking downstream from boat ramp. Photo taken 2010-10-15

360 degree views of Boat Ramp - click here to open in a new window

360 degree views of Downstream Site - click here to open in a new window