The TRWD watersheds received between a half inch to an inch of rain across the area in the past 24 hours. See Graphic-1 for a map of 24-hour rainfall totals. As expected, the heavier rainfall accumulated in East Texas.
As a result of the rain, inflows have increased into Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek Reservoirs. Cedar Creek Reservoir elevation has increased above conservation (322.0’), therefore spillway releases resumed this morning to return the pool back below conservation. Spillway releases continue at Richland-Chambers. It’s early to know for sure but TRWD staff is not expecting the Cedar Creek or Richland-Chambers lake elevations to get more than 3-4 inches above conservation at this time.
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. Updates regarding spillway gate changes from TRWD lakes will be posted to the Lake Level Blog as they occur.
No significant rainfall is expected in the next few days. The rest of the weekend is expected to be mostly dry and cool. See Graphic 2 for the NWS guidance below.
Current TRWD lake conditions are shown below. This is the last update for this event. 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. 24-hour Rainfall Totals
Graphic-2. NWS Guidance
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