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BoatUS: Signing of Infrastructure Bill is Good for Recreational Boaters, Anglers

BoatUS News

Date: 11/15/2021

SPRINGFIELD, VA – With President Biden’s signing today of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), you may have mistakenly thought that only road, bridge, rail, power and water infrastructure, public transit, drinking and wastewater, high speed internet, environmental

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BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Celebrate Breakthrough Concepts in Fishing Line and Soft Bait Recycling: ‘Recast and Recycle’ Contest Winners Announced

BoatUS News

Date: 10/7/2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 7, 2021 – Recycling old fishing line and soft baits into new products is labor-intensive, inefficient and simply, for many anglers, not easy to do. This hampers the ability to grow the volume of line and soft bait recycling in the U.S. However, three BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Recast

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A Top Choice of Boat Names Reflects the Times: BoatUS Announces Top 10 Boat Names for 2021

BoatUS News

Date: 7/18/2021

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social

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2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Report Reveals How the Pandemic Affected Boating

BoatUS News

Date: 7/16/2021

A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were

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A Barometer of the Times, Social Distancing Takes No. 2 Spot in BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names for 2021

BoatUS News

Date: 7/1/2021

SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat

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• River: Sabine River
• Surface Area: 1,242 Acres
• Volume: 29,513 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 50 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 50 feet
RESERVOIR CONTROLLING AUTHORITY

American Electric Power
2400 FM Road 3251
Hallsville, Texas 75650

Brandy Branch Reservoir, located in Harrison County approximately seven and one-half miles southeast of Hallsville, is owned and operated by AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) as a cooling reservoir for its Pirkey Power Plant.

The dam was completed in 1983 across Brandy Branch, a tributary of the Sabine River, and was designed by Freese and Nichols. The dam is a 3,560 foot long zoned earth fill embankment with a 20-foot wide crest and an uncontrolled spillway. The top of the dam is 351.0 feet mean sea level and has a maximum height of 80 feet above the streambed.

Brandy Branch Reservoir has a drainage area of approximately 4.1 square miles, and is designed to be operated at a normal pool elevation of 340.0 feet mean sea level. The storage capacity of the reservoir at the normal operating level is 29,513 acre-feet with a surface area of 1,242 acres.

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