Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By May 23, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  The Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain watersheds received significant rainfall over the last 24-hours. See Graphic-1 below. Currently, the Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain, and Richland-Chambers spillways are making discharges – see table below.  Updates to flood discharges will be posted here.

Lake Bridgeport is closed. All other TRWD lakes (including Marine Creek), trail systems and parks remain open to the public and available for normal recreational activities. However, visitors are subject to all rules, regulations and guidance issued for each specific location either federal, state or local during this period of National Emergency.  Please click here to see an important notice about new Eagle Mountain Park hours. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for a chance of storms tonight.  Guidance can be seen in Graphic-2, below.  Please continue to follow the NWS and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding the weather and river conditions, respectively.

Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  The next Reservoir Monitoring Update will be posted tomorrow morning.

Graphic-1. Rainfall Accumulation Map

Graphic-2. NWS Saturday Night Guidance

**Benbrook Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  ***See Benbrook Lake Home Page for current discharge.*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.  See the 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.

Posted by JZH.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.31 550.00 -0.69
Benbrook 694.90 694.00 0.90
Bridgeport 836.32 836.00 0.32
Cedar Creek 321.94 322.00 -0.06
Eagle Mountain 649.55 649.10 0.45
Lake Worth 594.69 594.00 0.69
Richland-Chambers 315.11 315.00 0.11
*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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