Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By March 31, 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.  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.

TRWD has been notified by the City of Fort Worth Marshal’s office that Lake Worth is open as of yesterday, Monday, March 30.

Yesterday’s rainfall totals can be seen in Graphic-1.  The Cedar Creek rain gage recorded over 1.5 inches of rainfall yesterday.  Today and tomorrow are expected to be rain-free.  This brings the March rain to and end; the National Weather Service (NWS) has prepared Graphic-2 to put into perspective how wet this March and the start of 2020 have been!  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.  The next update will come tomorrow morning, unless conditions dictate otherwise.  Please check back.

Graphic-1. Monday’s Rain Totals

Graphic-2.  NWS Rainfall Statistics

 

**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 547.90 550.00 -2.10
Benbrook 690.67 694.00 -3.33
Bridgeport 833.23 836.00 -2.77
Cedar Creek 320.47 322.00 -1.53
Eagle Mountain 646.95 649.10 -2.15
Lake Worth 592.35 594.00 -1.65
Richland-Chambers 312.69 315.00 -2.31
*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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