311, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

November 3rd, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   There is still a small chance of showers tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The higher chance of showers is located southeast of TRWD reservoirs in the latest NWS guidance, Graphic-1 below.

Graphic-1. NWS Sunday Guidance

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Discharges continue as the pool remains above conservation level.  It is too early to estimate a peak, but it is not expected for the pool to exceed 837 ft-msl.
  • Eagle Mountain –  The current discharges will continue through at least the weekend.  The pool is expected to be in 649.3 to 649.4 ft-msl range.
  • Lake Worth –  Pool is expected to remain around 594.3 ft-msl until there is a change in Eagle Mountain discharges.
  • Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers – Discharges will continue as the pools are being returned to conservation level.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of current reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 836.31 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.12 ft.
  • Current discharge is 440 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.34 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.06
  • Current discharge is 720 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.29 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.02 ft.
  • Current discharge is 580 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.40 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,590 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.90 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.02 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,550 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of November 3, 2018, at 8:00 AM

211, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

November 2nd, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for showers on Sunday, see Graphic-1.  At this time rainfall depths are expected to be less than 1/4 inch in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area, and 1/2 to 1 inch in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers area.

Graphic-1. NWS Sunday Guidance

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Above conservation level.  Discharges have been initiated this morning.  It is too early to estimate a peak, but TRWD staff will continue to monitor the pool level and the downstream channel conditions and adjust accordingly.
  • Eagle Mountain – Discharges from Lake Bridgeport are expected to start showing up at Eagle Mountain late tomorrow evening.  The current discharges will continue through at least the weekend.  The pool is expected to be in 649.3 to 649.4 ft-msl range.
  • Lake Worth –  Pool is expected to remain around 594.3 ft-msl until there is a change in Eagle Mountain discharges.
  • Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers – Discharges will continue as the pools are being returned to conservation level.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of current reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 836.20 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.21 ft.
  • Current discharge is 440 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.38 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.01
  • Current discharge is 730 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.31 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 620 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.31 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,580 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.93 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.20 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,550 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of November 2, 2018, at 9:00 AM

111, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

November 1st, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   Graphic-1 shows the rainfall totals for yesterday across the TRWD watersheds.  The Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek watersheds received the bulk of the rain, but Bridgeport received enough to fill later today.  Bridgeport has not been above conservation level since July 6, 2017.  This is a 482 day period during which the pool was as low as 7.06 feet below conservation.

Graphic-1.  24-hour Rainfall Accumulations

The wettest October on record in the DFW area is now complete.  Graphic-2 sums up all the rain received at the TRWD reservoirs this month.  Rainfall was recorded on 18 of the 31 days in October at one or more TRWD reservoir.

Graphic-2. TRWD Reservoir October Rain Totals

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Will fill today.
  • Eagle Mountain – Pool is near cresting from yesterday’s rainfall.  It is not expected for the pool to exceed 649.6 ft-msl.  Discharges will continue as pool is being returned to conservation level.
  • Lake Worth – Pool is near cresting from yesterday’s rainfall.  Expect pool to return to around 594.3 ft-msl until there is a change in Eagle Mountain discharges.
  • Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers – Discharges will continue as the pools are being returned to conservation level after additional inflow from yesterday’s rainfall.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of current reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 835.97 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.25 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.40 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.16
  • Current discharge is 740 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.40 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 810 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.33 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.28 ft.
  • Current discharge is 10,660 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.73 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.40 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,520 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of November 1, 2018, at 8:00 AM

3110, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 31st, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters are still expecting rainfall today, see Graphic-1 below.  Estimated total rainfall depths are less than 1 inch for Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain; and 1 to 2 inches for Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers.

Graphic-1.  NWS Halloween Forecast

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Rising, but expected to fall a few inches short of completely filling.
  • Eagle Mountain – Discharges continue as pool is being returned to conservation level.
  • Lake Worth – Expect pool to remain around 594.3 ft-msl until there is a change in Eagle Mountain discharges.
  • Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers – Discharges will continue as the pools are being returned to conservation level.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of current reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 835.70 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.25 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:-0.08
  • Current discharge is 690 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.32 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.10 ft.
  • Current discharge is 640 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.05 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 890 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.33 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.11 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,730 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 31, 2018, at 7:00 AM

3010, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 30th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are indicating rain to start late Tuesday evening in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area.  The rain is expected to move east and continue through late Wednesday night in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers area.  The latest forecasted rainfall depths are: less than an inch at Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain, and 1 to 2 inches at Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers.

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Rising, but expected to fall a few inches short of completely filling.
  • Eagle Mountain – Discharges continue as pool is being returned to conservation level.
  • Lake Worth – Pool is receding after a reduction in Eagle Mountain releases yesterday.  Expect pool to level out around 594.3 ft-msl and remain there until there is a change in Eagle Mountain discharges.
  • Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers – Discharges will continue as the pools are being returned to conservation level.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of current reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 835.69 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.06 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.31 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:-0.10
  • Current discharge is 700 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.40 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.29 ft.
  • Current discharge is 800 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.08 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.05 ft.
  • Current discharge is 890 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.43 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,740 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 30, 2018, at 9:00 AM

2610, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 26th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are indicating a break from the rain until next Wednesday.  All TRWD reservoirs that are above conservation are discharging and being returned to conservation level.  With that said, this will be the final post for this event.  If conditions warrant updates will resume with next week’s rain.

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Rising but expected to fall a few inches short of completely filling.
  • Eagle Mountain – Discharges were increased late yesterday afternoon.  Expect discharges to continue through the weekend as pool is being returned to conservation level.
  • Lake Worth – Eagle Mountain discharges will keep the Lake Worth pool around the 594.7 to 594.9 ft-msl range until discharges are reduced.
  • Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers – Discharges will continue as the pools are being returned to conservation level.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 835.07 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.23 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 650.01 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:-0.07
  • Current discharge is 2,000 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.73 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.04 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,700 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.32 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,370 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.59 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,630 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 25, 2018, at 10:00 AM

2510, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 25th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day. Graphic-1 shows the recent rainfall totals at the reservoirs.  National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are indicating a break from the rain until next Wednesday.

Yesterday’s rain has increased the pool levels at Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth.  Discharges at Eagle Mountain were increased this morning to return the pool back to conservation level.  The Lake Worth pool has crested and will settle around the 594.6 to 594.7 ft-msl range until discharges from Eagle Mountain are reduced.  The rainfall has given Lake Bridgeport an additional boost, but the lake is not expected to fill at this time.   Discharges continue at Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek to return these lakes back to conservation pool.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

Note – From about 3 p.m. yesterday to 2 a.m. this morning, reservoir levels shown on the TRWD homepage were not current due to technical issues. This functionality has been restored.

Graphic-1. Recent Observed Rainfall

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 834.81 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.63 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 650.07 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:+0.79
  • Current discharge is 1,600 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.70 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.44 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,600 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.28 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: 0.18 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,360 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.54 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.04 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,620 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 25, 2018, at 8:00 AM

2410, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 24th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Approximately 1-2″ of rain has fallen in the TRWD watersheds in the last 12 hours.  The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts indicate that rain will taper off from west to east overnight tonight.  Eagle Mountain has responded to this rainfall, and has begun slowly rising.  Releases from Eagle Mountain are continuing.  Bridgeport is still on the rise and not expected to fill at this time.  Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek have remained relatively constant today, but are beginning to see the rainfall seen in the upper TRWD watersheds earlier today.  Releases will continue to be made from these reservoirs.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

Also please note that the reservoir levels shown on the TRWD homepage are not current due to technical issues.  Current levels for each reservoir can be found by clicking on the individual reservoir names, which will take you directly to the USGS site.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 834.38 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.24 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.57 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:+0.29
  • Current discharge is 375 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.53 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,140 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.12 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: 0.00 ft.
  • Current discharge is 890 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.61 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.02 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,630 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 24, 2018, at 7:00 PM

2310, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 23rd, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are calling for widespread showers tomorrow with rainfall totals of 0.5 to 1.5 inches in the TRWD reservoir watersheds.  Currently all TRWD reservoirs are falling, and releases are being made to return the pools to conservation level.  The exception is Bridgeport, which is still on the rise and not expected to fill at this time.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 834.07 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.17 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.29 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:-0.29
  • Current discharge is 300 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.63 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,410 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.13 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.02 ft.
  • Current discharge is 890 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.69 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.16 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,510 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 23, 2018, at 9:00 AM

2010, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 20th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are calling for no rain in TRWD watersheds until Tuesday.  This is a welcome break from the rain.  Graphic-1 shows rainfall recorded at the TRWD reservoirs so far this month.  At least one of the reservoirs has recorded rainfall on 14 of the 19 days.

Graphic-1.  October Rain at TRWD Reservoirs

Current river conditions and forecasts from the NWS River Forecast Center can be found at the following links: West Fork Trinity River near JacksboroWest Fork Trinity River near Boyd, Trinity River at Trinidad, and Chambers Creek near Rice.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain has crested from yesterday’s rainfall.  Discharges were increased this morning and the water level will recede over the weekend.
  • Lake Worth has crested from yesterday’s rainfall.  The increased discharges from Eagle Mountain are not expected to increase the pool level at Lake Worth.  However, the Eagle Mountain discharges will maintain the Lake Worth pool around elevation 594.9 ft-msl until discharges are reduced.
  • Richland-Chambers crested overnight.  Discharges were reduced this morning, but the pool is still expected to fall.
  • Cedar Creek continues to slowly fall. Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.

Please be advised that projections are made barring additional rainfall and are subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 833.48 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.45 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.97 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:+0.52
  • Current discharge is 1,330 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 595.01 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.38 ft.
  • Current discharge is 2,600 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.36 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.02 ft.
  • Current discharge is 6,270 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 316.14 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 15,150 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 20, 2018, at 8:00 AM

1910, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 19th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Rainfall in the DFW metroplex has tapered off for the evening but is expected to continue overnight in the Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek watersheds. For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

Current river conditions and forecasts from the NWS River Forecast Center can be found at the following links: West Fork Trinity River near JacksboroWest Fork Trinity River near Boyd, Trinity River at Trinidad,  and Chambers Creek near Rice.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain received some locally heavy rainfall this afternoon/evening that pushed it higher than previously forecasted.  Current projections show it peaking around elevation 650.1 ft-msl around midnight tonight.
  • The locally heavy rainfall that affected Eagle Mountain also bumped Lake Worth up above its previous forecast.  The current projection is that Lake Worth will peak around elevation 595.1 ft-msl around 10 PM tonight.
  • Richland-Chambers crested overnight.  Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.
  • Cedar Creek continues to slowly fall. Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.

Please be advised that projections are made barring additional rainfall and are subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 833.32 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.43 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.91 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: Unknown – gauge was down 24 hours ago but has been repaired.
  • Current discharge is 910 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 595.23 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.54 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,390 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.35 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.06 ft.
  • Current discharge is 6,270 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 316.10 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.12 ft.
  • Current discharge is 18,930 cfs.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.

817-720-4296.

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*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM

1910, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update – Eagle Mountain Lake Level 1:00 p.m. Update

October 19th, 2018|

USGS technical support has corrected the issue at Eagle Mountain, and lake levels are being recorded and transmitted again.  The elevation as of 1:00 PM is 649.47 ft-msl.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.

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1910, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update – Eagle Mountain Lake Level 9:00 a.m.

October 19th, 2018|

TRWD staff is aware Eagle Mountain Lake level readings are not current.  USGS technical support is on their way to address the issue.  In the meantime reservoir operation staff is manually monitoring the lake levels, and it is estimated the current level is between 649.4 and 649.5 ft-msl.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.

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1910, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 19th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Additional rainfall is expected today through early Saturday morning, see Graphic-1. For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

Graphic – 1 NWS Guidance

Current river conditions and forecasts from the NWS River Forecast Center can be found at the following links: West Fork Trinity River near JacksboroWest Fork Trinity River near Boyd, Trinity River at Trinidad,  and Chambers Creek near Rice.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain continues to slowly fall. Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.
  • Lake Worth continues to recede and is expected to level out at approximately elevation 594.6 ft-msl where it will remain until discharges from Eagle Mountain are reduced.
  • Richland-Chambers crested overnight.  Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.
  • Cedar Creek continues to slowly fall. Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.

Please be advised that projections are made barring additional rainfall and are subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 833.03 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.27 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.49 ft-msl.  (Last known value 10/18 8 PM, gauge communications are being restored)
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.00 ft.
  • Current discharge is 770 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.63 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.17 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,440 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.38 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,170 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 316.18 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.04 ft.
  • Current discharge is 15,170 cfs.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.

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*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 19, 2018, at 8:00 AM

1810, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 18th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Additional rainfall is expected beginning tonight through early Saturday morning. For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

Graphic-1 shows the rainfall received in the past 24 hours in the TRWD reservoir watersheds.

Graphic – 1 TRWD Reservoirs – 24-Hour Rainfall Accumulations

Current river conditions and forecasts from the NWS River Forecast Center can be found at the following links: West Fork Trinity River near JacksboroWest Fork Trinity River near Boyd, Trinity River at Trinidad,  and Chambers Creek near Rice.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain has been remaining relatively constant near elevation 649.5, and appears to be slowly decreasing.
  • Lake Worth crested at about elevation 594.92 around midnight last night.  It is expected for the reservoir to recede back to approximately elevation 594.6 ft-msl where it will remain until discharges from Eagle Mountain are reduced.
  • Richland-Chambers is above conservation level.  Discharges continue as the reservoir is beginning to crest.
  • Cedar Creek is above conservation level.  Discharges continue as the reservoir is beginning to crest.

Please be advised that projections are made barring additional rainfall and are subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 832.89 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.28 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.49 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 770 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.69 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,570 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.41 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,180 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 316.22 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.19 ft.
  • Current discharge is 15,180 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 18, 2018, at 8:00 PM

1810, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 18th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Additional rainfall is expected today and tomorrow. For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

The following graphics put into perspective how wet this October has been.  Graphic-1 shows the rainfall recieved so far this month in the TRWD reservoir watersheds.  Note that the watersheds have already received 150 to 200% of the normal rainfall total for the month.

Graphic – 1 TRWD Reservoir – Month to Date Rain Totals

Graphic-2 was prepared by the NWS and shows that October 2018 is already the 2nd wettest October on record and the calendar year is now in the Top 10 for wettest years on record.

Graphic-2. NWS Rainfall Summary

Current river conditions and forecasts from the NWS River Forecast Center can be found at the following links: West Fork Trinity River near JacksboroWest Fork Trinity River near Boyd, Trinity River at Trinidad,  and Chambers Creek near Rice.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Yesterday’s additional rainfall at Eagle Mountain has pushed the level over the previous projection of 649.5 ft-msl.  The reservoir level is expected to start receding today.
  • Lake Worth has received some localized rainfall that has pushed it slightly above elevation 594.7 ft-msl.  It is expected for the reservoir to recede back to approximately elevation 594.6 ft-msl where it will remain until discharges from Eagle Mountain are reduced.
  • Richland-Chambers is above conservation level.  Discharges continue as the reservoir is beginning to crest.
  • Cedar Creek is above conservation level.  Discharges continue as the reservoir is beginning to crest.

Please be advised that projections are made barring additional rainfall and are subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 832.74 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.40 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.56 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.07 ft.
  • Current discharge is 790 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.89 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.36 ft.
  • Current discharge is 2,190 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.41 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.18 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,180 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 316.14 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.33 ft.
  • Current discharge is 15,150 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 18, 2018, at 6:00 AM

1710, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 17th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Rainfall remains in the forecast for the remainder of the work week. For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

River levels at the West Fork Trinity River Jacksboro and Boyd gage sites have remained below flood stage.  River levels at the Trinity River at Trinidad  and Chambers Creek near Rice in the Richland-Chambers area remain in flood stage, with the Chambers Creek near Rice gage measuring flows in the Major flood stage.  Use linked names to find the latest information from the NWS River Forecast Center for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain appears to be cresting this evening at approximately 649.5 ft-msl.
  • Lake Worth has received some localized rainfall that has pushed it slightly above  elevation 594.7 ft-msl.
  • Richland-Chambers is above conservation level.  Discharges were increased today.
  • Cedar Creek is above conservation level, and discharges were increased today.

Please be advised that forecasts are made barring additional rainfall and are subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 832.59 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.43 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.49 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 770 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.73 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.31 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,700 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.39 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.35 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,200 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 316.01 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.48 ft.
  • Current discharge is 15,100 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 17, 2018, at 7:00 PM

1710, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 17th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Rainfall remains in the forecast for the remainder of the work week.  Today’s rainfall is expected to be less than an inch in the TRWD reservoir watersheds.  For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

River levels at Jacksboro and Boyd on the West Fork Trinity River have fallen below flood stage.  River levels at the Trinity River at Trinidad  and Chambers Creek near Rice in the Richland-Chambers area remain in flood stage.  Use linked names to find the latest information from the NWS River Forecast Center for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain is expected to crest today and is not expected to exceed 649.6 ft-msl.
  • Lake Worth remains above conservation level and is not expected to exceed 594.7 ft-msl.
  • Richland-Chambers is above conservation level.  Discharges were increased overnight.
  • Cedar Creek is above conservation level, and discharges were initiated last night.

Please be advised that forecasts are made barring additional rainfall and are subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 832.39 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.39 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.48 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.10 ft.
  • Current discharge is 760 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.55 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.44ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,190 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.29 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.49 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,370 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.84 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.65 ft.
  • Current discharge is 11,300 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 17, 2018, at 9:00 AM

1610, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 16th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Graphic-1 below shows the past 24 hours of rainfall across TRWD reservoir watersheds.  Light to moderate rainfall is expected to continue overnight, with possible rainfall depths between 0.5”-1”.  The metroplex and part of the Eagle Mountain watershed will remain under a Flood Watch until 7 AM tomorrow morning, with possible localized rainfall depths of 1-2”.  For the latest weather updates follow the latest National Weather Service (NWS).

River levels at the West Fork Trinity River Jacksboro and Boyd gage sites have crested for the time being.  The Jacksboro gage is still within the Action Stage as defined by NWS River Forecast Center; however, the Boyd gage has fallen below this threshold.  Use the linked names to follow the latest at these sites.

In the Richland-Chambers area, the Trinity River at Trinidad is currently in Minor Flood Stage and projected to reach Moderate Flood Stage by Saturday.  Chambers Creek near Rice is currently increasing, and about to cross the threshold between Moderate and Major Flood Stage.  Use the links to access the latest forecast information from the River Forecast Center for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:  Eagle Mountain is above conservation level and discharging approximately 760 cfs.  At this time Eagle Mountain is not expected to exceed 649.6 ft-msl, barring additional rainfall.  Lake Worth is full as of 8:00 AM this morning.  At this time Lake Worth is not expected to exceed 594.7 ft-msl, barring additional rainfall.  Richland-Chambers was full as of 4:00 AM today.  Discharges began earlier today and are currently at approximately 3,740 cfs.

Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.  Cedar Creek was full as of about 7:00 PM this evening.  Low level discharges began at 9:00 PM.  Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.

Graphic-1.  24-Hour Rain Totals

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 832.16 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.39 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.46 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.26 ft.
  • Current discharge is 760 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.42 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.90 ft.
  • Current discharge is 860 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.03 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.62 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,779 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.52 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.74 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,750 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 16, 2018, at 7:00 PM

1610, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 16th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Graphic-1 below shows the past 48 hours of rainfall across TRWD reservoir watersheds.  Additional rainfall is anticipated for today.  The Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain watersheds are forecasted to receive and additional inch of rain and the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers watersheds are forecasted to receive over 2 inches of additional rainfall.  For latest weather updates follow the latest National Weather Service (NWS).

River levels at Jacksboro and Boyd are at or near Action Stage as defined by NWS River Forecast Center.  Use the linked names to follow the latest at these sites.

In the Richland-Chambers area, the Trinity River at Trinidad is currently in Minor Flood Stage and projected to reach Moderate Flood Stage by Saturday.  Chambers Creek near Rice is currently in Moderate Flood Stage and projected to reach Major Flood Stage later today.   Use the links to access the latest forecast information from the River Forecast Center for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:  Eagle Mountain is above conservation level and discharging approximately 730 cfs.  At this time Eagle Mountain is not expected to exceed 649.6 ft-msl, barring additional rainfall.  Lake Worth is full as of 8:00 AM this morning.  At this time Lake Worth is not expected to exceed 594.7 ft-msl, barring additional rainfall.  Richland-Chambers continues to rise and as of 4:00 AM today is full.  Reservoir staff is monitoring on-site and downstream conditions at Richland-Chambers to determine the best plan to safely evacuate the surplus water.  Bridgeport and Cedar Creek are below conservation level but continue to rise.  Bridgeport is not projected to fill at this time but Cedar Creek could fill later today.  Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.

Graphic-1.  48-Hour Rain Totals

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 831.98 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.41 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.36 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.35 ft.
  • Current discharge is 730 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.06 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.69 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 321.77 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.69 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.13 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.73 ft.
  • Current release is 5 cfs (environmental flow).

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 16, 2018, at 8:00 AM

1510, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 15th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  The latest National Weather Service (NWS) guidance is shown below in Graphic-1.  Rainfall is expected to continue off and on through Tuesday evening, with depths of 2-5″ expected.

River levels continue to rise at Jacksboro and Boyd.  The NWS River Forecast Center has issued forecasts for both of these sites.  Use the linked names above to follow the latest at these sites.

In the Richland-Chambers area, river forecasts have been issued for the Trinity River at Trinidad and Chambers Creek near Rice.  Use the links to access the latest forecast information for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:  Eagle Mountain filled today, and is currently just above conservation.  Discharges totaling approximately 690 cfs were begun from Eagle Mountain today around 6:15 PM.  Richland-Chambers continues to rise and is expected to fill by midday tomorrow.  Lake Worth is still about 6″ below full, and is projected to fill tomorrow with the discharges from Eagle Mountain.  Bridgeport and Cedar Creek continue to rise but are not projected to fill at this time.

Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.   Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

Graphic-1.  NWS Guidance

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 831.77 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.45 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.23 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.43 ft.
  • Current discharge is 690 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 593.53 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.37 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 321.39 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.69 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 314.74 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.53 ft.
  • Current release is 5 cfs (environmental flow).

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 15, 2018, at 6:00 PM

1510, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 15th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  The latest National Weather Service (NWS) guidance is shown below in Graphic-1.  Widespread rainfall is expected today with amounts from 1 to 3” over the region.  An additional 1 to 3” are possible overnight.

River levels continue to rise at Jacksboro; however, appear to have peaked at Boyd for the time being.  The NWS River Forecast Center has not issued a forecast or warning for minor flooding at Jacksboro, but has issued a forecast for Boyd.  Use the linked names above to follow the latest at these sites.

In the Richland-Chambers area, river forecasts have been issued for the Trinity River at Trinidad and Chambers Creek near Rice.  Use the links to access the latest forecast information for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:  Eagle Mountain continues to rise, and is just below conservation as of 8:00 AM.  It is projected to fill sometime today.  Richland-Chambers continues to rise and is expected to fill by midday tomorrow as a result of yesterday’s and last night’s rain.  Lake Worth is 0.6′ below conservation, and could fill with additional rainfall.  Bridgeport and Cedar Creek continue to rise but are not projected to fill at this time.

Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.   Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

Graphic-1.  NWS Guidance

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 831.57 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.37 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.01 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.30 ft.
  • Current release is 144 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 593.37 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.23 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 321.08 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.47 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 314.39 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.26 ft.
  • Current release is 5 cfs (environmental flow).

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 15, 2018, at 8:00 AM

1410, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 14th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  The latest National Weather Service (NWS) guidance is shown below in Graphic-1.    More rain is on the way beginning around 4 PM today in the Bridgeport watershed and the progressing eastward into the night.  NWS is calling for an additional 4-6 inches of rain over the next 3 days.

River levels continue to rise at Jacksboro and Boyd.  The NWS River Forecast Center has not issued a forecast or warning for minor flooding at these sites as of yet.  Use the linked names above to follow the latest at these sites.

In the Richland-Chambers area, river forecasts have been issued for the Trinity River at Trinidad and Chambers Creek near Rice.  Use the links to access the latest forecast information for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:  Eagle Mountain and Richland-Chambers continue to rise and  are expected to fill in the coming days as a result of yesterday’s rain.  Lake Worth is within a foot of full and could fill with additional rainfall.  Bridgeport and Cedar Creek continue to rise but are not projected to fill at this time.

Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.   Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

Graphic-1.  NWS Guidance

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation – 831.20 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.68 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation – 648.71 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.71 ft.
  • Current release is 144 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation – 593.14 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.71 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation – 320.61 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.35 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation – 314.13 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.17 ft.
  • Current release is 5 cfs (environmental flow).

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 14, 2018, at 8:00 AM

1310, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 13th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Rainfall is coming to an end for the day.  Graphic-1 shows the rainfall accumulation since 12 AM Friday morning.  Overall 2-3 inches fell across the TRWD reservoir watersheds.   The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for another 4-7 inches of rain Sunday through Tuesday, see Graphic-2.  Soils are saturated and any additional rainfall is expected to quickly turn to runoff.

River levels are on the rise at Jacksboro and Boyd.  The NWS River Forecast Center has not issued a forecast or warning for minor flooding at these sites as of yet.  Use the linked names above to follow the latest at these sites.

TRWD reservoir monitors are now expecting Eagle Mountain Lake to fill in the coming days as a result of today’s rainfall.  It is also expected that Lake Worth, owned by the City of Fort Worth, will also fill as a result of today’s rainfall.  Additional rainfall will expedite the time it will take for these lakes to fill.  Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.   Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

Graphic-1.  Observed Rainfall Map

Graphic-2. NWS Center Guidance

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation – 830.83 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.34 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation – 648.44 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.45 ft.
  • Current release is 144 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation – 593.01 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.63 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation – 320.37 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.11 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation – 314.10 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.21 ft.
  • Current release is 5 cfs (environmental flow).

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 13, 2018, at 4:00 PM

1210, 2018

Reservoir Monitoring Update

October 12th, 2018|

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the District reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.    Much of the Eagle Mountain and Bridgeport watersheds have received 1/2 to 1 inch of rain since midnight.  The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to forecast anywhere from 2 to 8 inches of rainfall for the TRWD reservoir watersheds between now and Wednesday morning.  The NWS River Forecast Center‘s latest briefing is calling for a possibility of moderate to major river flooding in the Upper Trinity River basin, see below.  It should be noted that the locations in the Upper Trinity basin most likely to see these levels of flooding are downstream of Dallas as they are already experiencing elevated river levels from the rainfall earlier this week.  Sites in the far Upper Trinity basin such as Jacksboro and Boyd are more likely to see minor flooding, rather than moderate to major flooding.  Be sure to follow the River Forecast Center for the latest conditions at these locations.

Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.   At the moment TRWD monitoring staff is not expecting TRWD reservoirs to fill, however the possibility cannot be ruled out.   Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

River Forecast Center Guidance

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation – 830.50 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.13 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation – 647.98 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – 0.00 ft.
  • Current release is 144 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation – 592.40 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation – 320.26 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.00 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation – 313.89 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours – +0.22 ft.
  • Current release is 5 cfs (environmental flow).

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 call within 30 minutes.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of October 12, 2018, at 3:00 PM

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