Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 25, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Current reservoir conditions are provided below.  Currently, Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain, Cedar Creek, and Richland-Chambers are making flood discharges. Cedar Creek discharges were reduced at 7 a.m. this morning, see updated release rate below.  Further reductions are being evaluated for the other TRWD reservoirs.  Additional updates to flood discharges will be posted here.

All TRWD lakes (including Marine Creek), trail systems and parks remain open to the public and available for normal recreational activities. However, visitors are subject to all rules, regulations and guidance issued for each specific location either federal, state or local during this period of National Emergency

Lake Worth remains closed since Monday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.  The official notification is provided on the City of Fort Worth’s website.

The National Weather Service (NWS) outlook for the remainder of the week can be seen in Graphic-1.  Warm and dry today and tomorrow, with a chance of scattered storms Friday evening.  Please continue to follow the NWS and the River Forecast Center (RFC) for the latest information regarding the weather and river conditions, respectively.

Please be advised that forecasts and projections are subject to change, and TRWD reservoir operations are based on observed rainfall conditions.   Until further notice “Reservoir Monitoring Updates”  will transition to a morning only publication starting today.  The next update will come tomorrow morning, unless conditions dictate otherwise.  Please check back.

 

Graphic-1.  NWS Guidance

**Benbrook Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  ***See Benbrook Lake Home Page for current discharge.*Lake Worth is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.  See the City of Fort Worth news feed for updates on Lake Worth.

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.

Posted by CO.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.98 550.00 -0.02
Benbrook 704.20 694.00 10.20
Bridgeport 836.09 836.00 0.09
Cedar Creek 322.22 322.00 0.22
Eagle Mountain 649.19 649.10 0.09
Lake Worth 594.30 594.00 0.30
Richland-Chambers 315.48 315.00 0.48
*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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