How was TRWD founded?

By October 12, 2017
Fort Worth History | TRWD

Two significant events led to the creation of the Tarrant Regional Water District.

On April 22, 1922, torrential rains in Fort Worth dumped 11 inches of water in two days. Seventeen breaches in Trinity River levees resulted in a massive flood killing at least 10 people and causing more than $1 million in damages. Calls from the public begin immediately for a countywide effort to prevent further flooding as well as provide adequate water supply.

Less than three years later on October 7, 1924, in response to a petition signed by 600 residents, Tarrant County commissioners held an election to create a water district with five publicly elected directors. Tarrant County voters approved the propositions, creating the Tarrant County Water Improvement District No. 1 – the first official name of the Tarrant Regional Water District.

Two men holding plans

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Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.75 550.00 0.75
Benbrook 694.32 694.00 0.32
Bridgeport 821.58 836.00 -14.42
Cedar Creek 322.41 322.00 0.41
Eagle Mountain 645.18 649.10 -3.92
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 315.34 315.00 0.34
*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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