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Reservoir Monitoring Update – March 29, 2018

By March 29, 2018

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the District reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  The rainfall has let up and District staff is monitoring the stream gauges to see how much of that rainfall has turned into runoff.  Currently the West Fork Trinity River near Jacksboro gauge is slowly increasing as rain that fell Monday night in Archer and Young Counties makes its way downstream.  This will eventually be inflow for Lake Bridgeport.  It is still too early to tell if there will be enough inflow for Lake Bridgeport to reach conservation level, but we will know more in the coming days.  Richland-Chambers Reservoir has increased  just over 2 inches in the past 24-hours and is looking like it will reach conservation or at least come very close in the coming days.  Please check back during this event for further updates.

 

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation – 835.26 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 836.00 ft-msl.
  • The first habitable structure is at 839.02 ft-msl, Highway 380 at Runaway Bay is 838.97 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • The reservoir is open.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation – 649.54 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 649.10 ft-msl.
  • The first habitable structure (enclosed garage) is at 650.73 ft-msl, first residence is at 651.53 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 370 cfs.
  • The reservoir is open.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation – 594.03 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 594.00 ft-msl.
  • According to the City of Fort Worth, 596.67 ft-msl is the lowest lakeside finished floor elevation.
  • Current discharge is 137 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake closure status.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation – 322.19 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 1,780 cfs.
  • The reservoir is open.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation – 314.75 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 5 cfs (environmental release).
  • The reservoir is open.

Reservoir levels and inflows will continue to be monitored to maintain the reservoirs at a safe operating level.

 

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 Mar. 29, 2018, at 2:00 PM

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 546.98 550.00 -3.02
Benbrook 690.69 694.00 -3.31
Bridgeport 835.06 836.00 -0.94
Cedar Creek 321.07 322.00 -0.93
Eagle Mountain 647.99 649.10 -1.11
Lake Worth 593.03 594.00 -0.97
Richland-Chambers 314.72 315.00 -0.28
*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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