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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By November 2, 2018
Weather Forecast | TRWD

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for showers on Sunday, see Graphic-1.  At this time rainfall depths are expected to be less than 1/4 inch in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area, and 1/2 to 1 inch in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers area.

Graphic-1. NWS Sunday Guidance

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Above conservation level.  Discharges have been initiated this morning.  It is too early to estimate a peak, but TRWD staff will continue to monitor the pool level and the downstream channel conditions and adjust accordingly.
  • Eagle Mountain – Discharges from Lake Bridgeport are expected to start showing up at Eagle Mountain late tomorrow evening.  The current discharges will continue through at least the weekend.  The pool is expected to be in 649.3 to 649.4 ft-msl range.
  • 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 – 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: 836.20 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.21 ft.
  • Current discharge is 440 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.38 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.01
  • Current discharge is 730 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.31 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 620 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.31 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,580 cfs.


  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.93 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.20 ft.
  • Current discharge is 7,550 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 2, 2018, at 9:00 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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