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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By October 20, 2018

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Rainfall in the DFW metroplex has tapered off for the evening but is expected to continue overnight in the Richland-Chambers and Cedar Creek watersheds. For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

Current river conditions and forecasts from the NWS River Forecast Center can be found at the following links: West Fork Trinity River near JacksboroWest Fork Trinity River near Boyd, Trinity River at Trinidad,  and Chambers Creek near Rice.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain received some locally heavy rainfall this afternoon/evening that pushed it higher than previously forecasted.  Current projections show it peaking around elevation 650.1 ft-msl around midnight tonight.
  • The locally heavy rainfall that affected Eagle Mountain also bumped Lake Worth up above its previous forecast.  The current projection is that Lake Worth will peak around elevation 595.1 ft-msl around 10 PM tonight.
  • Richland-Chambers crested overnight.  Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.
  • Cedar Creek continues to slowly fall. Discharges will continue until the pool has returned to conservation level.

Please be advised that projections are made barring additional rainfall and are 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: 833.32 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.43 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.91 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: Unknown – gauge was down 24 hours ago but has been repaired.
  • Current discharge is 910 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 595.23 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.54 ft.
  • Current discharge is 3,390 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.35 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.06 ft.
  • Current discharge is 6,270 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 316.10 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: -0.12 ft.
  • Current discharge is 18,930 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 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM

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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