Both Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers Reservoirs are at or above conservation elevation (Cedar Creek – 322.0’ and Richland-Chambers – 315.0’). Spillway releases are currently on-going at Richland-Chambers. Rain is expected today into Saturday. See Graphic-1 NWS Guidance below on timing and potential rainfall amounts. Soils are saturated from recent rainfall events, therefore TRWD East Texas lakes are expected to receive an increase in inflow if the forecast pans out. Reservoir staff will be monitoring conditions and will make updates to spillway operations as needed to safely pass the excess flood water and return the reservoir back to conservation elevation.
Flood operations are not anticipated at this time in our West Fork lakes (Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain). Lake Bridgeport is 15.5’ below conservation (836.0’), and Eagle Mountain Lake is 6.1’ below conservation (649.1’).
Current TRWD lake conditions are shown below. Updates regarding spillway gate changes from TRWD lakes will be posted here to the Lake Level Blog as they occur. 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 X formerly known as Twitter to receive Lake Level blog notifications.
*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
**Benbrook Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ***See Benbrook Lake Home Page for current discharge.
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