Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By April 27, 2023

Cedar Creek Reservoir received almost 4.5 inches of rain in the last 48 hours, enough to fill the lake past full (elev. 322.0).   Reservoir staff initiated spillway operations yesterday evening to begin returning the lake level to 322.0.

Graphic-1 below shows a map of rainfall totals for the last 48-hours.  Rain has moved out of the area this morning. An additional inch or so of rain is expected Friday evening, see Graphic-2 for NWS Guidance. Please be aware more severe weather is possible. TRWD will continue to monitor conditions and will adjust operations at Cedar Creek as needed to safely return the lake level to 322.0.

Current TRWD lake conditions are shown below.  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.

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*Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.

Graphic-1. 48-Hour Rainfall Totals

Graphic-2. 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. *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, the TRWD watershed data viewer, or download the TRWD Lake Level App for iOS or Android.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.


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Posted by ASL

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.24 550.00 -1.76
Benbrook 694.05 694.00 0.05
Bridgeport 826.24 836.00 -9.76
Cedar Creek 321.75 322.00 -0.25
Eagle Mountain 647.81 649.10 -1.29
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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