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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 26, 2018
Rainfall Forecast | TRWD

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the District reservoir watersheds.   The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting heavy rainfall starting this evening through Thursday.  Updated guidance from the NWS River Forecast Center is included below.  According to the graphic,  Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake are just northwest of the area identified as “Area of Concern”, however there is still 2-3 inches of rainfall forecasted for the area.  The Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers reservoirs are located inside the “Area of Concern” and are expected to receive 3-4 inches of rainfall.  Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and District reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  TRWD staff is monitoring conditions 24 hours a day. Please check back as this event develops for further updates.




The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation – 835.15 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 – 649.32 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 95 cfs.
  • The reservoir is open.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation – 593.74 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 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake closure status.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation – 321.98 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • The reservoir is open.


  • Current reservoir elevation – 314.36 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.


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. 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.75 550.00 0.75
Benbrook 694.32 694.00 0.32
Bridgeport 821.58 836.00 -14.42
Cedar Creek 322.41 322.00 0.41
Eagle Mountain 645.18 649.10 -3.92
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 315.34 315.00 0.34
*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.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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