Lake Level Blog

General Statement of Monitoring Conditions

By February 10, 2020

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rainfall for the TRWD reservoir watersheds over the next 72 hours.  See rainfall guidance from the NWS River Forecast Center (RFC) in Graphic-1.  The latest forecasts are calling for 1 to 2 inches in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area; and 3 to 4 inches in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers area.  Local areas of heavier rainfall is possible.    The heaviest rainfall is forecasted for East Texas and could result in river flooding, according to RFC guidance.  Eagle Mountain Lake is full and with soil conditions near saturation, any additional rainfall could result in additional discharge from the reservoir.  Currently there is a low level discharge (20 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.  The next scheduled update is tomorrow morning.  If conditions dictate, additional updates will be provided here earlier than scheduled.  Please check back.

Graphic-1. RFC Rainfall Forecast and River Flooding 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.

817-720-4296.

If prompted to leave a message, the flood monitor on duty will return your call within 30 minutes.

Post by: CO

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 546.82 550.00 -3.18
Benbrook 689.45 694.00 -4.55
Bridgeport 834.11 836.00 -1.89
Cedar Creek 321.85 322.00 -0.15
Eagle Mountain 648.08 649.10 -1.02
Lake Worth 593.15 594.00 -0.85
Richland-Chambers 314.86 315.00 -0.14
*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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