Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By February 11, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  The widespread rainfall yesterday impacted all TRWD reservoir watersheds.  A map showing 12 hours of rainfall on the TRWD reservoir watersheds yesterday can be seen in Graphic 1, below.

Additional rainfall is anticipated to begin this morning and continue through tomorrow morning.  See National Weather Service (NWS) guidance below regarding forecasted rainfall depths in Graphic 2.  The rainfall should clear out Thursday, with mostly dry conditions expected through Saturday.  Low rain chances return over the weekend.

Conditions at Eagle Mountain are such that controlled discharges will begin this morning to move flood waters downstream through the watershed system.  A summary of the discharge change is provided below.  Updates will be posted to the blog if additional discharge changes are made.

Current Eagle Mountain Discharge – 40 cfs

Updated Eagle Mountain Discharge – 225 cfs

Please continue to follow the NWS and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding the 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. The next update will come tomorrow morning, unless conditions dictate otherwise.  Please check back.

Graphic 1. 12-Hour Observed Rainfall

Graphic 2. NWS Guidance – Forecasted Rainfall Amounts

*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.  See 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 call within 30 minutes.

Posted by NR.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 546.79 550.00 -3.21
Benbrook 689.46 694.00 -4.54
Bridgeport 834.12 836.00 -1.88
Cedar Creek 321.85 322.00 -0.15
Eagle Mountain 648.07 649.10 -1.03
Lake Worth 593.14 594.00 -0.86
Richland-Chambers 314.84 315.00 -0.16
*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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