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The Savage Cabbage Bash in March 2022 was a huge success

By July 26, 2022

In March, TRWD staff collaborated with Native Prairies Association of Texas and Fort Worth ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy to put on the “Savage Cabbage Bash”.

Savage cabbage is a highly invasive weed that thrives in disturbed areas like roadsides or the floodway. Due to its relatively early emergence and ability to grow very tall, it can out-compete many native wildflowers.

The most effective way to decrease the population is to remove the plant before it goes to seed in the spring (and getting the taproot can take some muscle!)

Our wonderful volunteers helped remove approximately 60 trash bags of the plant from the floodway along the Clear Fork. A big “thank you” to all the internal and external cooperators on this project.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 545.07 550.00 -4.93
Benbrook 680.37 694.00 -13.63
Bridgeport 821.49 836.00 -14.51
Cedar Creek 318.19 322.00 -3.81
Eagle Mountain 640.43 649.10 -8.67
Lake Worth 590.73 594.00 -3.27
Richland-Chambers 312.30 315.00 -2.70
*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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