Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By May 3, 2021

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Graphic-1 below shows the past week’s rainfall totals.  This rainfall was a big boost for the lake levels as the summer draws near, especially at the western lakes.  Bridgeport has gained 1.90 feet in the past week and Eagle Mountain has gained 1.33 feet.  There is a chance of rain this evening, however forecasted depths are low, less than 1/2 inch.  There is a severe weather threat, so be weather aware.  See Graphic-2 for National Weather Service (NWS) guidance on this evenings weather.

Current reservoir conditions are shown below.  Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers are currently making flood discharges.  At this time Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake are not expected to reach conservation level.  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.  This will be the final Reservoir Monitoring Update until widespread heavy rainfall returns to the forecast.  Until then continue to check here for changes in reservoir flood discharge rate.

Graphic-1. 7-day Rainfall Totals

Graphic-2. NWS Monday 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.

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 551.39 550.00 1.39
Benbrook 696.81 694.00 2.81
Bridgeport 834.65 836.00 -1.35
Cedar Creek 322.63 322.00 0.63
Eagle Mountain 649.22 649.10 0.12
Lake Worth 592.74 594.00 -1.26
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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