Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By February 26, 2021

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Weekend rain totals are shown in Graphic-1.  Rain chances remain in the forecast today.  The middle of the week is expected to be mostly rain-free.  National Weather Service (NWS) guidance can be seen in Graphic-2.  Looking out a bit further, rain chances return Friday and Saturday; however the forecasted depths are low at this time (less than 1/2 inch)

Current reservoir conditions are shown below.  Cedar Creek continues making flood discharges while the pool is above conservation level.  The recent rain in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain watersheds has been enough to temporarily pause water supply releases at both reservoirs.  Conditions continue to be monitored and low level releases will be made as necessary 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. Weekend Rain Totals

Graphic-2. NWS Week Ahead 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 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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