Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 2, 2023

Current reservoir conditions are shown below. Yesterday’s rain had little to no impact on TRWD’s lakes. More rain is expected tonight. Additionally, severe weather is expected (wind, hail, and tornados). Remain weather aware. See Graphic-1 for the National Weather Service guidance on the expected rainfall tonight.

Currently Cedar Creek Reservoir’s spillway is closed. The lake elevation is approximately 8” from conservation level. This could reach conservation level at some point in the next week depending on rainfall.

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day. 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. The next update will come tomorrow.

Please continue to follow the National Weather Service (NWS)  and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding weather and river conditions, respectively.

***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!

Graphic-1 NWS Guidance on Today’s Rainfall

**Benbrook Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  ***See Benbrook Lake Home Page for current discharge. *Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.  See the 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 message within 30 minutes.

Posted by ASL.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.76 550.00 0.76
Benbrook 694.27 694.00 0.27
Bridgeport 821.59 836.00 -14.41
Cedar Creek 322.41 322.00 0.41
Eagle Mountain 645.21 649.10 -3.89
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 315.34 315.00 0.34
*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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