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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By November 10, 2018
Weather Forecast | TRWD

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   The next chance of rain comes Sunday night into Monday according to the National Weather Service (NWS), see Graphic-1.  At this time TRWD reservoirs are forecasted to receive between 1/2 to 1 inch of rain from this event.

Graphic-1. NWS Guidance for Sunday Night

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Discharges were reduced yesterday as the pool continues to recede towards conservation level.
  • Eagle Mountain –  The reduction in Bridgeport discharge has been observed at Boyd .  Expect the pool to begin to slowly drop starting early tomorrow morning as the flow reduction approaches Eagle Mountain.
  • Lake Worth – Pool is expected to remain around 594.3 ft-msl until there is a change in Eagle Mountain discharges.
  • Cedar Creek  – Pool has peaked from Thursday’s rain and pool is being returned to conservation level.
  • Richland-Chambers – Continuing to slowly rise from Thursday’s rain, but nearing a crest.  Pool is not expected to exceed 315.7 ft-msl.  Discharges will continue as the pool is being returned to conservation level.

Please note that reservoir projections are barring additional rainfall and subject to change.  TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate.  Please check back.

The latest update of current reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 836.12 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.06 ft.
  • Current discharge is 220 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.36 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.07
  • Current discharge is 600 cfs.

Lake Worth (owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth)

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.28 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.02 ft.
  • Current discharge is 555 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.18 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.08 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,780 cfs.


  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.54 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.13 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,880 cfs.  (Increasing to 3,750 cfs later today)

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.

*ft-msl – feet above mean sea level; cfs – cubic feet per second

Post based on conditions as of November 10, 2018, at 6:00 AM

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 544.95 550.00 -5.05
Benbrook 684.55 694.00 -9.45
Bridgeport 829.26 836.00 -6.74
Cedar Creek 317.35 322.00 -4.65
Eagle Mountain 644.28 649.10 -4.82
Lake Worth 591.58 594.00 -2.42
Richland-Chambers 310.55 315.00 -4.45
*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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