Lake Level Blog

General Statement of Monitoring Conditions

By February 4, 2020

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting additional rainfall in the TRWD reservoir watersheds over the next 72 hours.  See rainfall guidance from the NWS River Forecast Center (RFC) in Graphic-1.  Winter weather is possible tonight into Wednesday as well, see NWS Winter Weather Guidance in Graphic-2.  The latest forecasts are calling for an additional inch or more of rainfall.  RFC guidance is not anticipating river flooding with this event; however with Eagle Mountain Lake full and soil conditions near saturation, any additional rainfall could result in additional discharge from the reservoir.  Currently there is a low level discharge (29 cfs) at the Eagle Mountain overflow spillway.  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 conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.


Graphic-1. RFC Rainfall Forecast and River Flooding Guidance


Graphic-2.  NWS Winter Weather Guidance

*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.


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 550.00 550.00 0.00
Benbrook 704.38 694.00 10.38
Bridgeport 836.12 836.00 0.12
Cedar Creek 322.26 322.00 0.26
Eagle Mountain 649.17 649.10 0.07
Lake Worth 594.34 594.00 0.34
Richland-Chambers 315.52 315.00 0.52
*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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