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General Statement of Monitoring Conditions

By December 12, 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rainfall in the TRWD reservoir watersheds starting as early as late tonight and ending on Friday.  The latest forecasted rainfall depths are shown in Graphic-1.  Overall, rain is expected to be less than an inch in the TRWD watersheds.  Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek continue to make discharges as they are being returned to conservation level after last week’s rain.  Eagle Mountain is slightly above conservation level, and a low level discharge is flowing over the free-discharge spillway.  Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.  TRWD staff will be monitoring 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. 5-Day Forecasted Rainfall Map

*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.

817-720-4296.

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 547.36 550.00 -2.64
Benbrook 682.48 694.00 -11.52
Bridgeport 831.20 836.00 -4.80
Cedar Creek 320.03 322.00 -1.97
Eagle Mountain 646.80 649.00 -2.20
Lake Worth 592.16 594.00 -1.84
Richland-Chambers 312.33 315.00 -2.67
*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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