Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By June 24, 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.  Discharges at Eagle Mountain are in the process of being reduced to 3,710 cfs this morning.    Additional updates to flood discharges will be posted here.

There was rainfall in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers area overnight, see Graphic-1.  Rainfall totals for the past 5 days are shown in Graphic-2.  The normal rainfall total for June in North Texas is around 3.8 inches.  The Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain watersheds received over a month’s worth of rain in a span of 4 to 5 days.  National Weather Service (NWS) guidance for today can be seen in Graphic-3.   Skies should be clear in the Bridgeport area with low rain chances near Eagle Mountain.  Chances increase to the southeast 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.

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport is expected to continue a slow descent today.
  • Eagle Mountain Lake is expected to rise slightly as water from the Boyd area arrives.  The pool is expected to rise to approximately 1-foot over conservation level today.
  • The rate of rise at Lake Worth has slowed this morning, when compared to last night’s rate of rise. This rate will be further slowed by the reduction in Eagle Mountain discharge this morning.  Lake Worth is expected to continue the slow rise before leveling out around 1.5 feet over conservation level later today.

Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Next update will come tomorrow morning.  Please check back.

Graphic-1. Overnight Rainfall

Graphic-2. 5-Day Rain Totals

Graphic-3. NWS Wednesday 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 message within 30 minutes.

Posted by CO.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.52 550.00 -0.48
Benbrook 694.55 694.00 0.55
Bridgeport 836.26 836.00 0.26
Cedar Creek 321.51 322.00 -0.49
Eagle Mountain 649.33 649.10 0.23
Lake Worth 594.31 594.00 0.31
Richland-Chambers 314.72 315.00 -0.28
*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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