Amoeba advisory

By September 5, 2019

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a rare and usually deadly disease caused by an amoeba, Naegleria fowleri.  This microscopic animal is found worldwide and is rather common, but the infection is rare.  The infection occurs when the amoeba enters the body through the nose.  This occurs when an individual is swimming or diving.  The amoeba then travels to the brain and destroys the organ.  Although the risk of contracting this disease is rare, some prevention is worth practicing when swimming in any natural body of water, including TRWD lakes and the Trinity River. Click here to read more.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.36 550.00 -2.64
Benbrook 682.51 694.00 -11.49
Bridgeport 831.19 836.00 -4.81
Cedar Creek 320.03 322.00 -1.97
Eagle Mountain 646.80 649.00 -2.20
Lake Worth 592.16 594.00 -1.84
Richland-Chambers 312.33 315.00 -2.67
*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.

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