Lake Level BlogReservoir Monitoring Update

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By June 5, 2024

Current Conditions

  • Graphic-1 shows total rainfall over the past 24-hours. Heavier rain was again located more on the eastern half of the metroplex and surrounding areas.
  • Cedar Creek watershed received about 1.5″ of rain on average last night. Richland-Chambers received about 1.0″ of rain on average watershed wide.
  • Eagle Mountain and Bridgeport missed most of the rain.
  • Flood discharges are ongoing at Eagle Mountain (EM), Richland-Chambers (RC) and Cedar Creek (CC).

Projections

  • Lake Bridgeport (BP)
    •  Inflows continue to dissipate into the lake. Lake Bridgeport pool could start leveling out without additional rainfall.
  • Eagle Mountain Lake
    • Inflows are dropping and discharges are being reduced accordingly.
    • Barring additional rainfall, pool levels are expected to remain above conservation but slowly drop over the next several days.
  • Cedar Creek Reservoir
    • Additional increases in discharges are possible to pass the inflows.
    • Lake level is expected to remain elevated with inflows from the headwaters coming in for the next several days.
  • Richland-Chambers Reservoir
    • Inflows may start increasing over the next several days from the last night’s rainfall. Discharges will be increased accordingly.

*Projections are subject to change and are based on past precipitation.

Looking Forward

TRWD watersheds could get a break from the rain for the next couple days. Rain is expected to return this weekend. Sunday to Monday is expected to be the next chance of rain. With heavier rainfall expected towards the east again. Forecasts are subject to change. TRWD staff will continue to monitor conditions and flood discharges will be adjusted accordingly.

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. Past 24-hours 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 549.37 550.00 -0.63
Benbrook 692.72 694.00 -1.28
Bridgeport 825.91 836.00 -10.09
Cedar Creek 321.78 322.00 -0.22
Eagle Mountain 646.98 649.10 -2.12
Lake Worth 591.84 594.00 -2.16
Richland-Chambers 315.32 315.00 0.32
*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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