***UPDATE*** As of yesterday (5/16/19), Lake Worth has been reopened by the City of Fort Worth. See press release here: Lake Worth Now Open to Boat Traffic.
TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day. Rain is expected to begin late this evening in the far western portions of the Bridgeport watershed. The storms are expected to move east across the other TRWD watersheds Saturday morning into afternoon. Rain should be out of the area by Sunday morning, if not earlier. Current forecasts are predicting about an inch of rainfall for the TRWD watersheds, however localized areas of heavier rainfall are possible. This system is expected to bring strong to severe weather conditions, including wind and hail hazards, in addition to the heavy rainfall (Graphic 1). Follow the National Weather Service (NWS) and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding the weather and river conditions, respectively.
All TRWD reservoirs are discharging, and either receding or within 3 inches of conservation level. TRWD will continue to evaluate conditions at the reservoirs and downstream to determine the safest way to manage the excess flood water.
Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions. Until further notice, updates will be provided daily by 10 a.m. Please check back tomorrow.
Graphic 1. NWS Saturday Storm Guidance
*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth. See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on Lake Worth.
Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.
If prompted to leave a message, the flood monitor on duty will return your call within 30 minutes.
Posted by CRO