Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By July 3, 2019

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  The Bridgeport and Richland-Chambers watersheds received some scattered storms yesterday, see Graphic 1.  Scattered storms remain in the forecast for today and tomorrow.  The weekend is looking to be dry, with a low chance of showers north of I-20.  Follow the National Weather Service (NWS) and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding the weather and river conditions, respectively.

The spillways at Bridgeport and Cedar Creek are closed for zero discharge.  Spillway gates are closed at Eagle Mountain, however a small amount of water continues to pass over the overflow spillway.  This will continue until the pool level reaches elevation 649.1 ft-msl.  Low level discharges continue at Richland Chambers as the pool is currently 5 inches above conservation level.  TRWD will continue to evaluate conditions at the reservoirs and downstream to determine the safest way to manage the excess flood water.

Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions. This will be the last update of this event.  TRWD will continue to monitor for conditions that may impact the reservoirs.  If those conditions arise, this blog will be resumed.  Please check back.

Graphic 1. 24-Hour Observed Rainfall

*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.  See 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 call within 30 minutes.

Posted by CO.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.37 550.00 -0.63
Benbrook 692.72 694.00 -1.28
Bridgeport 825.91 836.00 -10.09
Cedar Creek 321.78 322.00 -0.22
Eagle Mountain 646.98 649.10 -2.12
Lake Worth 591.84 594.00 -2.16
Richland-Chambers 315.32 315.00 0.32
*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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