Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 3, 2023

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions. Current reservoir conditions are shown below. All reservoirs are currently below conservation level meaning they are less than full. See Graph 1 for 24-hr rainfall totals since 6am this morning, with the majority of the rain falling last night. It is estimated that rain fell fairly evenly over the TRWD lakes receiving between 0.6 to 1.8 inches. Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain and Richland-Chambers are not expected to fill at this time. Currently Cedar Creek spillway remains closed. The lake elevation is approximately 6″ below conservation level. There is still the potential that Cedar Creek could reach its conservation elevation next week. TRWD staff will continue to monitor. If this becomes likely, updates to lake status and flood discharges will be posted here. This will be the last post for this rain event.

There is another chance for rain the middle of next week. See Graphic-2 for the National Weather Service guidance on next week’s forecast. 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 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. 24-hour Rain TotalsGraphic-2. NWS Graphic-2. NWS Forecast for Next Week

*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. *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.

 

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.

Posted by ASL

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.94 550.00 -0.06
Benbrook 694.50 694.00 0.50
Bridgeport 820.68 836.00 -15.32
Cedar Creek 321.85 322.00 -0.15
Eagle Mountain 643.06 649.10 -6.04
Lake Worth 590.93 594.00 -3.07
Richland-Chambers 315.07 315.00 0.07
*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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