Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By September 30, 2021

Weather Update

National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are calling for rain today though Sunday.  Current thinking is the TRWD reservoir watersheds will receive 2 to 3 inches of rain (see Graphic-1), with areas of localized higher amounts.  Please follow our partners at the NWS for the latest weather conditions.

Reservoir Conditions

Current reservoir conditions are shown below.   All reservoirs are currently below conservation level meaning they are less than full.  At this time, flood operations are not expected as watershed conditions have been dry and a majority of the rainfall is expected to soak into the ground.  That said, staff will continue to monitor conditions and take action as needed to safely move any excess water through the system. Updates to lake status and flood discharges will be posted here as needed.

Remember to check out on your smartphone or computer to view the latest observed lake levels and rainfall totals in the TRWD watersheds.

Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions. Additional updates will be provided as conditions dictate.  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. 5-Day Rainfall Forecast

*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, the TRWD watershed data viewer, 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.


If prompted to leave a message, the flood monitor on duty will return your message within 30 minutes.

Posted by CO.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.24 550.00 -1.76
Benbrook 694.06 694.00 0.06
Bridgeport 826.25 836.00 -9.75
Cedar Creek 321.75 322.00 -0.25
Eagle Mountain 647.78 649.10 -1.32
Lake Worth 592.04 594.00 -1.96
Richland-Chambers 315.49 315.00 0.49
*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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