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March 1, 2018 Flood Monitoring Update – 11 am

By March 1, 2018

TRWD flood monitoring staff continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day. Additional rainfall in the reservoir watersheds has altered previous projections.  The latest update of reservoir conditions is as follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation – 834.82 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 – 649.84 ft-msl.
  • The first habitable structure (enclosed garage) is at 650.73 ft-msl, first residence is at 651.53 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 560 cfs.
  • Barring additional rainfall, the reservoir level is not expected to exceed 650 ft-msl.
  • The reservoir is open.

Lake Worth

  • Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.
  • Current reservoir elevation – 594.42 ft-msl.
  • According to the City of Fort Worth, 596.92 ft-msl is the lowest lakeside finished floor elevation.
  • Current discharge is 880 cfs.
  • Barring additional rainfall, the reservoir level is not expected to exceed 594.5 ft-msl
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake closure status

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation – 313.88 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 – 322.43 ft-msl.
  • Current discharge is 3,590 cfs.
  • The reservoir is currently receding, barring additional rainfall.
  • 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.

817-720-4296.

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. 01, 2018, at 11:00 AM

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 546.76 550.00 -3.24
Benbrook 689.52 694.00 -4.48
Bridgeport 834.08 836.00 -1.92
Cedar Creek 321.88 322.00 -0.12
Eagle Mountain 648.10 649.10 -1.00
Lake Worth 593.17 594.00 -0.83
Richland-Chambers 314.79 315.00 -0.21
*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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