Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 16, 2023

Bottom Line: More rain in the forecast for later today.  TRWD staff will be watching closely, especially at Cedar Creek where additional rainfall could require spillway operations if the lake level exceeds conservation level (322.0 feet-msl).

Graphic-1 below shows guidance on the severe weather threat associated with today’s event.  While hail and wind are of a higher concern than flooding, forecasts are showing an inch of rain or more in the Cedar Creek area.  Saturated soils will likely lead to the majority of the rain turning to runoff and inflow to Cedar Creek.  TRWD will continue to monitor conditions and will adjust operations at Cedar Creek as needed.

Current TRWD lake conditions are shown below or at trwd.onerain.com.  Updates regarding flood discharges from TRWD lakes will be posted here.  Additional updates regarding lake conditions 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.

Please follow our partners at 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. 

Graphic-1. NWS Forecast Outlook

*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.

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 CO

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.01 550.00 0.01
Benbrook 695.98 694.00 1.98
Bridgeport 824.03 836.00 -11.97
Cedar Creek 322.34 322.00 0.34
Eagle Mountain 648.97 649.10 -0.13
Lake Worth 591.38 594.00 -2.62
Richland-Chambers 315.46 315.00 0.46
*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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