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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By December 14, 2018

The Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain watersheds have received between 1/4 and 1 inch of rainfall in the past 24-hours, see Graphic-1.  The Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers watersheds have received little to no rainfall over the same period.  Rain still lingers in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain watersheds but is expected to clear out this afternoon.  This will begin what is expected to be a stretch of dry weather before the next rain chances show up next Wednesday.  Follow the National Weather Service (NWS) for the latest weather information.

At the reservoirs, Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek continue to make discharges as they are being returned to conservation level.  Eagle Mountain is above conservation level, and a low level discharge continues to flow over the free-discharge spillway.  Bridgeport remains below conservation with no discharge.

A summary of current conditions at TRWD reservoirs is shown below.  TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions 24 hours a day.   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. 24-Hour Observed Rainfall

*Lake Worth 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.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.32 550.00 -2.68
Benbrook 682.56 694.00 -11.44
Bridgeport 831.20 836.00 -4.80
Cedar Creek 320.04 322.00 -1.96
Eagle Mountain 646.80 649.00 -2.20
Lake Worth 592.17 594.00 -1.83
Richland-Chambers 312.35 315.00 -2.65
*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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