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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By November 9, 2018
Rainfall Accumulation |TRWD

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Graphic-1 shows the rainfall totals for yesterday across the TRWD watersheds.  The Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek watersheds received the bulk of the rain, while Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain received little to no rainfall.

Graphic-1. 24-hr Observed Rainfall Map

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Discharges continue as the pool is receding.
  • Eagle Mountain –  The current discharges will continue as water from Bridgeport is being passed through.  The pool is expected to remain in 649.4 to 649.5 ft-msl range until Bridgeport discharges are reduced.
  • Lake Worth –  Pool is expected to remain around 594.3 ft-msl until there is a change in Eagle Mountain discharges.
  • Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers – Experiencing a slight rise in the pool levels due to yesterday’s rainfall, no crest predictions available at this time.  Discharges will continue as the pools are 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: 836.19 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.08 ft.
  • Current discharge is 440 cfs. (reducing to 220 cfs in next few hours)

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.43 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.04
  • Current discharge is 610 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.30 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 600 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.26 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.11 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,580 cfs.


  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.42 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.15 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,870 cfs.

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 9, 2018, at 7:00 AM

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 544.94 550.00 -5.06
Benbrook 684.63 694.00 -9.37
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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