Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By February 13, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Rainfall has come to an end.  A map showing the past 72 hours of rainfall can be seen in Graphic-1.  The Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek watersheds received the bulk of the rainfall.  TRWD staff is closely monitoring these sites as the pools continue to rise.  At this time there is no flood discharge from Cedar Creek or Richland-Chambers.  Any updates to flood discharge will be posted here.

Currently Eagle Mountain is the only TRWD reservoir making a flood discharge.  Current discharge is at 365 cfs.  This will be increased to approximately 1,300 cfs later this morning.

The remainder of the week and weekend is expected to be mostly rain-free.  See National Weather Service (NWS) guidance below for the weekend outlook.

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. 72-Hour Observed Rainfall

Graphic 2. NWS Guidance

*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 CO.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.39 550.00 0.39
Benbrook 690.71 694.00 -3.29
Bridgeport 832.00 836.00 -4.00
Cedar Creek 322.34 322.00 0.34
Eagle Mountain 649.32 649.10 0.22
Lake Worth 594.20 594.00 0.20
Richland-Chambers 314.58 315.00 -0.42
*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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