Lake Level BlogReservoir Monitoring Update

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 26, 2024

More rain fell in the TRWD watersheds Sunday night into Monday morning. Rainfall followed a similar pattern with increasing rainfall depths moving from west to east. Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain saw an average of 0.3 inches. Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers received between 1 to 1.5 inches watershed wide. See Graphic-1 for a map of weekend rainfall totals.

Both Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek lake levels are above conservation. Cedar Creek lake level has reached its peak for this event. Richland-Chambers lake is expected to peak in the next few days depending on inflow. Spillway operations are on-going 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.

There is a chance for isolated rain showers on Wednesday. Strong to isolated severe storms will be possible. No significant rainfall expected in the TRWD reservoir watersheds in the next 5 days. 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.

Current TRWD lake conditions are shown below. 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. Weekend Rainfall Totals

*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 549.88 550.00 -0.12
Benbrook 693.57 694.00 -0.43
Bridgeport 821.20 836.00 -14.80
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.79 649.10 -4.31
Lake Worth 590.99 594.00 -3.01
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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