Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By February 25, 2021

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day. Rainfall is expected in the TRWD watersheds starting this afternoon.  Heavy rain is possible this evening, especially in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers areas.  Graphic-1 shows the latest National Weather Service (NWS) estimates of rainfall depths through tomorrow afternoon.  More rain is expected this weekend as well, see Graphic-2.

Current reservoir conditions are shown below.  Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers are at or near full.  Additional rainfall is likely to necessitate spillway operations at these reservoirs.  Staff will be monitoring the conditions and making discharges as needed to safely move excess water through the system.  Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain are currently making low level releases to satisfy water supply targets.  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 will be added here as conditions dictate, please check back.

Graphic-1. Thursday/Friday Forecasted Rainfall Depths

Graphic-2. Weekend Outlook

**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 549.36 550.00 -0.64
Benbrook 692.97 694.00 -1.03
Bridgeport 831.72 836.00 -4.28
Cedar Creek 322.28 322.00 0.28
Eagle Mountain 647.00 649.10 -2.10
Lake Worth 592.24 594.00 -1.76
Richland-Chambers 314.89 315.00 -0.11
*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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