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General Statement of Monitoring Conditions

By March 22, 2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rainfall in the TRWD reservoir watersheds this weekend.  Rainfall chances are expected to increase tonight and will remain through Sunday.  Saturday morning and afternoon currently have the highest rainfall chances, see NWS Guidance in Graphic-1.  The latest forecasts are calling for a total of 1/2 to 1 inch of rain for the weekend, but isolated areas of heavier rainfall are possible.   With reservoirs full and soil conditions near saturation any additional rainfall could result in additional discharges from the TRWD reservoirs.  TRWD staff will be monitoring conditions 24 hours a day.   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  to conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

Graphic-1.  NWS Guidance for Saturday

*Lake Worth is 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 548.41 550.00 -1.59
Benbrook 685.59 694.00 -8.41
Bridgeport 831.27 836.00 -4.73
Cedar Creek 319.63 322.00 -2.37
Eagle Mountain 647.27 649.00 -1.73
Lake Worth 592.00 594.00 -2.00
Richland-Chambers 311.54 315.00 -3.46
*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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