Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By April 28, 2021

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day. Rainfall is expected in the TRWD watersheds over the next 48 hours.  Heavy rain is possible today in the Bridgeport/Eagle Mountain area.  The heavy rain threat shifts east to the Cedar Creek/Richland-Chambers area overnight into tomorrow.  Graphic-1 shows the National Weather Service (NWS) guidance on storm timing and severe weather potential.  See Graphic-2 for the expected totals over the next 48-hours.

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.  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. NWS Storm Timing Guidance

Graphic-2. NWS Forecasted Rainfall Totals

**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 551.38 550.00 1.38
Benbrook 696.95 694.00 2.95
Bridgeport 834.67 836.00 -1.33
Cedar Creek 322.63 322.00 0.63
Eagle Mountain 649.26 649.10 0.16
Lake Worth 592.73 594.00 -1.27
Richland-Chambers 315.58 315.00 0.58
*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.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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