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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By October 31, 2018
Weather Forecast | TRWD

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters are still expecting rainfall today, see Graphic-1 below.  Estimated total rainfall depths are less than 1 inch for Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain; and 1 to 2 inches for Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers.

Graphic-1.  NWS Halloween Forecast

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Rising, but expected to fall a few inches short of completely filling.
  • Eagle Mountain – Discharges continue as pool is being returned to conservation level.
  • Lake Worth – Expect pool 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: 835.70 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.01 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.25 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:-0.08
  • Current discharge is 690 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.32 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.10 ft.
  • Current discharge is 640 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.05 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 890 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.33 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.11 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,730 cfs.

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 call within 30 minutes.

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

Post based on conditions as of October 31, 2018, at 7:00 AM

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.77 550.00 -4.23
Benbrook 686.77 694.00 -7.23
Bridgeport 832.91 836.00 -3.09
Cedar Creek 320.55 322.00 -1.45
Eagle Mountain 647.34 649.00 -1.66
Lake Worth 592.60 594.00 -1.40
Richland-Chambers 313.15 315.00 -1.85
*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.

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