***UPDATE*** As of 11 a.m. today (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. Today and tomorrow are expected to be rain free before storms are expected to begin firing up early Saturday morning. Current guidance is showing total rainfall accumulations to be in the 1 to 2 inch range (Graphic 1), with the potential for localized areas with greater accumulations. 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. 3-Day Forecasted Rainfall
*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