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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By October 25, 2018

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day. Graphic-1 shows the recent rainfall totals at the reservoirs.  National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts are indicating a break from the rain until next Wednesday.

Yesterday’s rain has increased the pool levels at Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth.  Discharges at Eagle Mountain were increased this morning to return the pool back to conservation level.  The Lake Worth pool has crested and will settle around the 594.6 to 594.7 ft-msl range until discharges from Eagle Mountain are reduced.  The rainfall has given Lake Bridgeport an additional boost, but the lake is not expected to fill at this time.   Discharges continue at Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek to return these lakes back to conservation pool.

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.

Note – From about 3 p.m. yesterday to 2 a.m. this morning, reservoir levels shown on the TRWD homepage were not current due to technical issues. This functionality has been restored.

Graphic-1. Recent Observed Rainfall

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 834.81 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.63 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 650.07 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours:+0.79
  • Current discharge is 1,600 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.70 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.44 ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,600 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.28 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: 0.18 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,360 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.54 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.04 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,620 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 8:00 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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