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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By October 26, 2018

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.   National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are indicating a break from the rain until next Wednesday.  All TRWD reservoirs that are above conservation are discharging and being returned to conservation level.  With that said, this will be the final post for this event.  If conditions warrant updates will resume with next week’s rain.

Reservoir Projections

  • Bridgeport – Rising but expected to fall a few inches short of completely filling.
  • Eagle Mountain – Discharges were increased late yesterday afternoon.  Expect discharges to continue through the weekend as pool is being returned to conservation level.
  • Lake Worth – Eagle Mountain discharges will keep the Lake Worth pool around the 594.7 to 594.9 ft-msl range until discharges are reduced.
  • 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 reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 835.07 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.23 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 650.01 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:-0.07
  • Current discharge is 2,000 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.73 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.04 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,700 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.32 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,370 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.59 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.03 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,630 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 25, 2018, at 10:00 AM

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.78 550.00 -4.22
Benbrook 686.76 694.00 -7.24
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 592.61 594.00 -1.39
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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