The Sabine River, along with all other surface streams and lakes, plays an important role in the hydrology of Panola County. The Carrizo Wilcox aquifer, which outcrops in Panola County, is in direct communication with the Sabine River and other large surface water bodies via springs and seeps. In Panola County, groundwater enters the river as discharge from the aquifer. Therefore, the Sabine River water level stages are another indicator of the hydrologic “health” of Panola County.
For more information on surface water, see the district’s Management Plan.