TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day. The TRWD watersheds was hit with another round of rains in the last 24 hours, mainly in the West Fork of Trinity river with totals up to 1.76 inches (Eagle Mountain gage). The Eastern reservoirs saw a little less rain with Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek watershed averaging 0.8 and 0.4 inches, respectively. See Graphic-1 for 24-hour totals. Rain chances continue in the morning today with heavy rainfall possible, but it is expected to dry out in the afternoon and through the rest of the week. See Graphic-2 for National Weather Service (NWS) guidance.
Current reservoir conditions are shown below. Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain, and Richland-Chambers continue to discharge. Cedar Creek pool is steady right about conservation and spillway is closed. Staff will continue to monitor conditions and make discharges as needed to safely move excess water through the system. Updates to lake status and flood discharges will be posted here.
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 this evening, unless conditions dictate otherwise. Please check back. You can also follow @TRWD_News on Twitter to receive notification of any new posts to this Lake Level blog.
Current lake levels can be found in a variety of locations including TRWD.com, the TRWD watershed data viewer trwd.onerain.com, or download the TRWD Lake Level App for iOS or Android. You may also follow the NWS and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding weather and river conditions, respectively.
Graphic-1. 24-Hour Rain Totals
Graphic-2. NWS Guidance – Rain Chances Today
**Benbrook Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ***See Benbrook Lake Home Page for current discharge.
****Please visit TRWD’s new watershed data viewer at www.trwd.onerain.com . You can see the same rain, stream, and lake gages the Flood Team monitors during an event. You can also check out this YouTube video to see what it is all about!
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