Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By January 7, 2021

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Yesterday’s rainfall was focused mainly in the Cedar Creek/Richland-Chambers area and areas to the east.  See Graphic-1 for 24-hour rainfall totals.  Today and Friday are expected to be cool and rain free. Next rain chance comes late Saturday night into Sunday.  The latest National Weather Service (NWS) guidance, Graphic-2, is calling for a chance of snow.  Continue to follow the NWS as this event draws closer.

Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers continue to discharge flood waters to bring the pools back to conservation.  See the table below for current discharge rates.  Updates to lake status and flood discharges will be posted here.

Please continue to follow the 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. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals

Graphic-2 NWS Weekend 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.

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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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