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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By February 3, 2024

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.

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. 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 TRWD.com, the TRWD watershed data viewer trwd.onerain.com, or download the TRWD Lake Level App for iOS or Android.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.

817-720-4296

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

Posted by ASL

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.91 550.00 -0.09
Benbrook 694.57 694.00 0.57
Bridgeport 820.63 836.00 -15.37
Cedar Creek 321.91 322.00 -0.09
Eagle Mountain 643.06 649.10 -6.04
Lake Worth 590.96 594.00 -3.04
Richland-Chambers 315.00 315.00 0.00
*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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