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Reservoir Monitoring Update

By October 15, 2018

TRWD staff continues to monitor conditions in the TRWD reservoir watersheds 24 hours a day.  The latest National Weather Service (NWS) guidance is shown below in Graphic-1.  Widespread rainfall is expected today with amounts from 1 to 3” over the region.  An additional 1 to 3” are possible overnight.

River levels continue to rise at Jacksboro; however, appear to have peaked at Boyd for the time being.  The NWS River Forecast Center has not issued a forecast or warning for minor flooding at Jacksboro, but has issued a forecast for Boyd.  Use the linked names above to follow the latest at these sites.

In the Richland-Chambers area, river forecasts have been issued for the Trinity River at Trinidad and Chambers Creek near Rice.  Use the links to access the latest forecast information for these sites.

The latest reservoir projections follow:  Eagle Mountain continues to rise, and is just below conservation as of 8:00 AM.  It is projected to fill sometime today.  Richland-Chambers continues to rise and is expected to fill by midday tomorrow as a result of yesterday’s and last night’s rain.  Lake Worth is 0.6′ below conservation, and could fill with additional rainfall.  Bridgeport and Cedar Creek continue to rise but are not projected to fill at this time.

Current conditions at TRWD reservoirs are shown below.   Please be advised that forecasts are subject to change and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.  Additional updates will be provided here if conditions dictate, please check back.

Graphic-1.  NWS Guidance

The latest update of reservoir conditions follows:

Lake Bridgeport

  • Current reservoir elevation: 831.57 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 836.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.37 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Current reservoir elevation: 649.01 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 649.10 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.30 ft.
  • Current release is 144 cfs.

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

  • Current reservoir elevation: 593.37 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 594.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.23 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.
  • See City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on lake.

Cedar Creek

  • Current reservoir elevation: 321.08 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 322.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.47 ft.
  • Current discharge is 0 cfs.


  • Current reservoir elevation: 314.39 ft-msl.
  • Conservation level elevation: 315.00 ft-msl.
  • Change in past 24 hours: +0.26 ft.
  • Current release is 5 cfs (environmental flow).

Please call the Flood Hotline for further information.


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 15, 2018, at 8:00 AM


Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.21 550.00 -1.79
Benbrook 694.42 694.00 0.42
Bridgeport 827.96 836.00 -8.04
Cedar Creek 321.85 322.00 -0.15
Eagle Mountain 645.86 649.10 -3.24
Lake Worth 591.50 594.00 -2.50
Richland-Chambers 314.72 315.00 -0.28
*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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