Lake Level BlogReservoir Monitoring Update

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 22, 2024

Widespread rain in the TRWD watersheds over the past 24-hours. See Graphic-1 for a map of 24-hour rainfall totals. An average of 0.6-inches across the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area. Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers saw on average 0.9-1.2 inches across the area.

Spillway operations are on-going at Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek to return the pools back below conservation. 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.

Rain is expected to move out of the area Friday and remain dry Saturday. Next chance of rain returns Sunday evening and could continue through Tuesday. 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, 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 ASL

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.88 550.00 -0.12
Benbrook 693.54 694.00 -0.46
Bridgeport 821.21 836.00 -14.79
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.79 649.10 -4.31
Lake Worth 591.00 594.00 -3.00
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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