Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By February 21, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Current reservoir conditions are below.  Currently, Eagle Mountain, Cedar Creek, and Richland-Chambers are making a flood discharge.  A small discharge increase is planned for Eagle Mountain, where discharge will increase to approximately 160 cfs later this morning.  Any additional updates to flood discharges will be posted here.

There is no rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow.  Low rain chances return Sunday into Monday morning, see National Weather Service (NWS) weekend weather guidance in Graphic-1.    Please continue to follow the NWS and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding the weather and river conditions, respectively.  Graphic-2 is an interesting bit perspective on the wet conditions in North Texas so far this year.  Through yesterday 8.85 inches of rain has been recorded at DFW Airport, making this the second wettest start to a year on record!

Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions. The next update will come tomorrow morning, unless conditions dictate otherwise.  Please check back.

Graphic-1. NWS Weekend Weather Guidance

Graphic-2. NWS Wet Start to 2020

*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.  See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on Lake Worth.

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.


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

Posted by CO.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.06 550.00 -4.94
Benbrook 680.35 694.00 -13.65
Bridgeport 821.48 836.00 -14.52
Cedar Creek 318.19 322.00 -3.81
Eagle Mountain 640.47 649.10 -8.63
Lake Worth 590.71 594.00 -3.29
Richland-Chambers 312.30 315.00 -2.70
*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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