Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By August 20, 2021

Weather Update

TRWD continues to monitor watershed conditions 24 hours a day. Isolated showers with small amounts of rain (up to 0.18″) were recorded in the last 24 hours in TRWD lakes with no significant impacts to current conditions. Typical hot and dry summer weather is expected for the weekend and for the upcoming workweek. See Graphic-1 for National Weather Service (NWS) guidance.

Reservoir Conditions

Current reservoir conditions are shown below. Bridgeport reached conservation earlier this morning and low level discharges will start later today. Eagle Mountain pool continues to rise due to inflows from upstream areas arriving into the lake and there is a potential for it to fill in the next couple of days. Monitoring staff will continue to watch the conditions at Eagle Mountain and will take appropriate action if needed. 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 as needed.

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 update for this event, unless conditions dictate otherwise.  Be sure to subscribe to receive e-mail notification of any new Lake Level Blog posts.  You can also follow @TRWD_News on Twitter to receive Lake Level blog notifications.

 

Graphic-1. NWS Guidance 

*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.  See the City of Fort Worth news feed and NWS forecast page for updates on Lake Worth.

**Benbrook Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  ***See Benbrook Lake Home Page for current discharge.

 

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.   You can also check out this YouTube video to see what OneRain is all about!

 

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.

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Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.82 550.00 -4.18
Benbrook 688.61 694.00 -5.39
Bridgeport 835.41 836.00 -0.59
Cedar Creek 321.30 322.00 -0.70
Eagle Mountain 647.89 649.10 -1.21
Lake Worth 593.07 594.00 -0.93
Richland-Chambers 313.94 315.00 -1.06
*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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