Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By May 14, 2023

The rainfall forecast is tracking in the area and TRWD watersheds have gotten some rain. In the past 24 hours, the West Fork system received most of the rain, with Bridgeport watershed getting 0.5″ of rain and Eagle Mountain receiving 1.1″ on average. The East Texas lakes (Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek) did not get as much, receiving only 0.1″ of rain on average. See Graphic-1 for rainfall totals over the past 24 hours.

Flood wise, we are still watching closely the East Texas lakes. Richland-Chambers is only 0.57 ft below conservation level (315 ft). With additional rain in the forecast, it is possible that the lake will fill later this week if rains materialize. Cedar Creek has been discharging flood waters for a few days and lake pool is just over conservation. Flood discharges at the East Texas lakes will be adjusted accordingly.

Graphic-2 below shows a map of rainfall expected in the TRWD watersheds over the next five days. Overall, an additional 0.8″ to 1.2″ is expected across TWRD watersheds. See Graphic-3 for NWS Guidance for additional details on the next system entering the area.

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.

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. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals

Graphic-2. 5-Day Expected Rainfall

Graphic-3. 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.

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Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.88 550.00 -0.12
Benbrook 693.57 694.00 -0.43
Bridgeport 821.20 836.00 -14.80
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.79 649.10 -4.31
Lake Worth 590.99 594.00 -3.01
Richland-Chambers 315.50 315.00 0.50
*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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