Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By January 23, 2024

Bottom Line: Cedar Creek Reservoir has received over 4 inches of rain since yesterday morning, see map below.  The pool level is on the rise and should reach conservation level (elv. 322.0) by tomorrow morning.    Reservoir staff will be monitoring conditions and will operate the spillway to safely pass the excess flood water.  Richland-Chambers also received a good amount of rain but is not expected to fill in the immediate future.  This has a better chance of happening later this week/weekend.

Overnight rain is expected to stay south of the area, see Graphic-2 for NWS Guidance.  Staff will continue to monitor reservoir conditions and for the possibility tonight’s rain sets up further north than expected.

Current TRWD lake conditions are shown below.  Updates regarding flood discharges from TRWD lakes will be posted here.  Additional updates regarding lake conditions will be provided as conditions dictate.  Be sure to subscribe to receive e-mail notification of any new Lake Level Blog posts.

Please follow our partners at the National Weather Service (NWS) and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding weather and river conditions, respectively.

*Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions. 

Graphic-1. Rain Totals Since Monday Morning

Graphic-2. NWS Guidance

 

*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth. See the City of Fort Worth news feed and NWS forecast page for updates on Lake Worth.

**Benbrook Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  ***See Benbrook Lake Home Page for current discharge.

 

Current lake levels can be found in a variety of locations including TRWD.com, the TRWD watershed data viewer trwd.onerain.com, or download the TRWD Lake Level App for iOS or Android.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.

817-720-4296

If prompted to leave a message, the flood monitor on duty will return your message within 30 minutes.

Posted by CO

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.87 550.00 -0.13
Benbrook 693.53 694.00 -0.47
Bridgeport 821.19 836.00 -14.81
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.78 649.10 -4.32
Lake Worth 590.97 594.00 -3.03
Richland-Chambers 315.49 315.00 0.49
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

Stay connected with TRWD!

Sign up for our newsletter!

Newsletter Sign Up