Lake Level BlogReservoir Monitoring Update

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By May 13, 2024

Current Conditions

More rain in the TRWD watersheds over the weekend, see Graphic-1 below.  The headline is: Runoff in the Upper West Fork has Lake Bridgeport (BP) and Eagle Mountain (EM) on the rise.

Lake Level Projections

  • Lake BridgeportJacksboro gage is forecasted to crest just under 1,500 cfs tomorrow.  Jacksboro hasn’t been over 1,400 cfs  since 4/27/2022, almost 750 days ago.  This should raise BP about six inches over the next 72-hours and possibly a whole foot in the next five days.
  • Eagle MountainBoyd gage is forecasted to crest just under 1,300 cfs today. EM will climb the next few days and Wednesday/Thursday rainfall will likely complete the fill and push EM over conservation level (649.1 ft-msl).
  • Cedar Creek Reservoir (CC) – Local rain and runoff on Sunday caused a small rise and increase in spillway discharge.  Pool level has stabilized and should trend downward the next few days.
  • Richland-Chambers (RC) – Local rain and runoff caused a pause in the pool level recession.  Pool levels should resume falling later today without the need for additional spillway discharge.

Please note: TRWD staff are adjusting discharges as needed to manage lake levels as safely as possible, while considering downstream conditions.  Projections are subject to change and based on rainfall on the ground at time of post.  All changes to releases will be posted to the Lake Level Blog. In addition, TRWD discharges are coordinated with the River Forecast Center (RFC) and reflected in their official river forecast products which include Trinity River at Trinidad and Trinity River near Long Lake (Oakwood).

Looking Forward

There is a threat for severe weather southeast of RC today.  After that Tuesday is expected to be dry and pleasant.   Next round of heavy rain comes late Wednesday into Thursday, see Graphic-2 for guidance.  Please stay weather aware and 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.

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Graphic-1. Weekend Rainfall Totals

Graphic-2 NWS Wednesday/Thursday Guidance

Chances for widespread showers and storms will return late Wednesday through Thursday. A few strong to severe storms will be possible; however, precise timing, location, and associated hazards are still uncertain at this time. Locally heavy rainfall will increase flooding concerns across the region. Pay close attention to the forecast throughout the week!

*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 CO

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.40 550.00 0.40
Benbrook 697.53 694.00 3.53
Bridgeport 824.04 836.00 -11.96
Cedar Creek 322.01 322.00 0.01
Eagle Mountain 648.97 649.10 -0.13
Lake Worth 591.89 594.00 -2.11
Richland-Chambers 315.35 315.00 0.35
*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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