Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By July 2, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Currently Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain are making low level flood discharges.  The Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers spillways remain closed.  Later this morning, the spillway gates at Eagle Mountain will be closed; a low level discharge of 60 cfs or less will continue from the overflow spillway until the pool level falls below elevation 649.1.  Additional updates to flood discharges will be posted here.

No measurable rainfall at the TRWD reservoirs yesterday. Mostly hot and dry today with a low chance of isolated showers in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area this afternoon, see Graphic-1.   National Weather Service (NWS) guidance for the 4th of July holiday is showing warm temps with a chance of showers in east Texas (Graphic-2).   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.  This will be the final update until conditions dictate otherwise.

Graphic-1. NWS Thursday Guidance


Graphic-2. NWS Fourth of July 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 546.67 550.00 -3.33
Benbrook 692.19 694.00 -1.81
Bridgeport 832.21 836.00 -3.79
Cedar Creek 322.04 322.00 0.04
Eagle Mountain 647.51 649.10 -1.59
Lake Worth 592.09 594.00 -1.91
Richland-Chambers 315.10 315.00 0.10
*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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