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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By October 17, 2018

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  Rainfall remains in the forecast for the remainder of the work week.  Today’s rainfall is expected to be less than an inch in the TRWD reservoir watersheds.  For the latest weather updates follow the National Weather Service (NWS).

River levels at Jacksboro and Boyd on the West Fork Trinity River have fallen below flood stage.  River levels at the Trinity River at Trinidad  and Chambers Creek near Rice in the Richland-Chambers area remain in flood stage.  Use linked names to find the latest information from the NWS River Forecast Center for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:

  • Bridgeport continues to rise, but is not projected to fill at this time.
  • Eagle Mountain is expected to crest today and is not expected to exceed 649.6 ft-msl.
  • Lake Worth remains above conservation level and is not expected to exceed 594.7 ft-msl.
  • Richland-Chambers is above conservation level.  Discharges were increased overnight.
  • Cedar Creek is above conservation level, and discharges were initiated last night.

Please be advised that forecasts 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: 832.39 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.39 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.48 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.10 ft.
  • Current discharge is 760 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 594.55 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.44ft.
  • Current discharge is 1,190 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 322.29 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.49 ft.
  • Current discharge is 5,370 cfs.

Richland-Chambers

  • Current reservoir elevation: 315.84 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.65 ft.
  • Current discharge is 11,300 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 17, 2018, at 9:00 AM

 

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.94 550.00 -0.06
Benbrook 694.50 694.00 0.50
Bridgeport 820.68 836.00 -15.32
Cedar Creek 321.85 322.00 -0.15
Eagle Mountain 643.06 649.10 -6.04
Lake Worth 590.93 594.00 -3.07
Richland-Chambers 315.07 315.00 0.07
*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.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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