Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By June 23, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Currently Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain are making flood discharges.  The Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers spillways remain closed.  At 8 p.m. this evening the Eagle Mountain discharge will be reduced to 4,200 cfs.   Additional updates to flood discharges will be posted here.

Storm totals for this morning’s rainfall are shown in Graphic-1.  It is too early to determine a peak elevation at Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain, as that will ultimately be determined by the amount of inflow generated in the upper parts of the respective watersheds.  However, neither reservoir is expected to be more than 1-foot over conservation level tomorrow morning.  Lake Worth is expected to be near elevation 595.4 tomorrow morning.  National Weather Service (NWS) guidance for this evening can be seen in Graphic-2.   Skies should be clear in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area, while there are low rain chances in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers area.  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.  Updates will be posted as conditions warrant.  Please check back.

Graphic-1. 24 Hour Rainfall Totals

Graphic-2. NWS 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.


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

Posted by CO.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.93 550.00 -0.07
Benbrook 693.53 694.00 -0.47
Bridgeport 821.18 836.00 -14.82
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.81 649.10 -4.29
Lake Worth 591.05 594.00 -2.95
Richland-Chambers 315.60 315.00 0.60
*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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