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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By October 30, 2018

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are indicating rain to start late Tuesday evening in the Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain area.  The rain is expected to move east and continue through late Wednesday night in the Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers area.  The latest forecasted rainfall depths are: less than an inch at Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain, and 1 to 2 inches at Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers.

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 – Pool is receding after a reduction in Eagle Mountain releases yesterday.  Expect pool to level out around 594.3 ft-msl and remain there 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: 835.69 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.06 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.31 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:-0.10
  • Current discharge is 700 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.40 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.29 ft.
  • Current discharge is 800 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.08 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.05 ft.
  • Current discharge is 890 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.43 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.09 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,740 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 30, 2018, at 9:00 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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