Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By January 26, 2024

Bottom Line:

  • Cedar Creek reached its peak elevation for this event. Pool is expected to recede later today.
  • Richland-Chambers has filled as of this morning. Flood discharges will start later today to bring the pool back to conservation.
  • The next rain chance comes later today. Most of the rain will be in the Bridgeport/Eagle Mountain area. See Graphic-1 for NWS Guidance.

Flood discharges will continue at Cedar Creek until lake is brought back down to conservation (elevation 322 ft.). The pool has crested around 322.3 and it is expected to start falling later today.  Richland-Chambers is full and TRWD staff will start flood discharge operations later today. TRWD staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and spillway operations will be adjusted accordingly.

Current TRWD lake conditions are shown below. This is the last update for this event. Updates regarding spillway gate changes from TRWD lakes will be posted to the Lake Level Blog as they occur. Be sure to subscribe to receive e-mail notification of any new Lake Level Blog posts.

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 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.

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.


If prompted to leave a message, the flood monitor on duty will return your message within 30 minutes.

Posted by VdO

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.87 550.00 -0.13
Benbrook 693.53 694.00 -0.47
Bridgeport 821.19 836.00 -14.81
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.78 649.10 -4.32
Lake Worth 590.97 594.00 -3.03
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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