Lake Level Blog

Reservoir Monitoring Update

By April 23, 2020

TRWD continues to monitor reservoir conditions 24 hours a day.  Current reservoir conditions are provided below.  Currently, Eagle Mountain, Cedar Creek, and Richland-Chambers are making flood discharges. The spillway gates at Eagle Mountain are closed; however a small discharge will continue from the overflow spillway until the pool level falls below elevation 649.1 ft-msl.  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.

Some rainfall yesterday in the TRWD watersheds, not enough to generate a meaningful amount of reservoir inflow.  Most of the heavy rain was north or south of the TRWD watersheds, see Graphic-1.   Conditions are expected to be pleasant for the upcoming days.  Aside from low rain chances Friday with the arrival of a cold  front (Graphic-2), conditions should be dry though the weekend.  Please continue to follow the National Weather Service (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. 24-Hour Rainfall Observations

Graphic-2. NWS Guidance Friday’s Cold Front


**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.


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 545.50 550.00 -4.50
Benbrook 690.28 694.00 -3.72
Bridgeport 832.27 836.00 -3.73
Cedar Creek 321.09 322.00 -0.91
Eagle Mountain 647.10 649.10 -2.00
Lake Worth 592.19 594.00 -1.81
Richland-Chambers 313.52 315.00 -1.48
*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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