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March 6, 2018 Flood Monitoring Update

By March 6, 2018

TRWD flood monitoring staff continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Conditions are to a point where the reservoirs are either below conservation level and not expected to reach conservation level at this time or within 4″ of conservation level and on the decline.  Low level controlled releases at Eagle Mountain Lake and Cedar Creek Reservoir will continue until the two reservoirs are at or near conservation level.  With that being said, this will be the final update for this event.  Updates will resume if and when weather/reservoir conditions dictate.

The latest update of reservoir conditions is as follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation – 835.22 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 836.00 ft-msl
  • The first habitable structure is at 839.02 ft-msl, Highway 380 at Runaway Bay is 838.97 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • The reservoir is not projected to reach conservation level at this time.
  • The reservoir is open.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation – 649.41 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 649.10 ft-msl
  • The first habitable structure (enclosed garage) is at 650.73 ft-msl, first residence is at 651.53 ft-msl.
  • Discharges have been reduced as of 12 PM today.
  • Current discharge is 230 cfs.
  • The reservoir is open.

Lake Worth

  • Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.
  • Conservation level elevation – 594.00 ft-msl
  • Current reservoir elevation – 594.28 ft-msl.
  • According to the City of Fort Worth, 596.67 ft-msl is the lowest lakeside finished floor elevation.
  • Current discharge is 550 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake closure status


  • Current reservoir elevation – 314.20 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 315.00 ft-msl
  • Current discharge is 5 cfs (environmental release).
  • The reservoir is not projected to reach conservation level at this time.
  • The reservoir is open.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation – 322.33 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation – 322.00 ft-msl
  • Current discharge is 1,790 cfs.
  • The reservoir is currently above conservation, and controlled discharges will continue until the reservoir level approaches conservation level (322 ft-msl).
  • The reservoir is open.

Reservoir levels and inflows will continue to be monitored to maintain the reservoirs at a safe operating level.

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

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of Mar. 06, 2018, at 3:00 PM

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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