TRWD continues to monitor watershed conditions 24 hours a day. The rain has let up in teh Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area since the last update. There are chances of additional rain this evening. Right now the greater chances are to the south and west of Fort Worth, but additional rain in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain watersheds cannot be ruled out. See Graphic-1 for National Weather Service (NWS) guidance on additional rainfall today.
Current reservoir conditions are shown below. The rate of rise at Lake Bridgeport has slowed since earlier today and TRWD monitoring staff does not anticipate the lake to reach conservation level (elevation 836) this evening without additional rainfall. That said, there is still potential for Bridgeport to reach conservation level later tomorrow as runoff from the outer parts of the watershed flows into the lake. 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 tomorrow morning, 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. NWS Guidance
**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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