Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By January 4, 2021

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Conditions remain dry in the TRWD watersheds.  Dry conditions are expected to continue until Wednesday, when the arrival of a cold front will bring rainfall chances for Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek. Eagle Mountain and Bridgeport are not anticipated to receive any rainfall from this system.  See NWS Guidance below in Graphic-1.

Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers are continuing to discharge flood waters to bring the pools back to conservation.  Discharges from Cedar Creek were decreased this morning.  See the table below for current discharge rates.  Updates to lake status and flood discharges will be posted here.

Please continue to follow the National Weather Service (NWS) and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding 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 to this blog will be made periodically as warranted.

Graphic-1. 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 NR.

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 315.08 315.00 0.08
*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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