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TRWD celebrating 100 years of public service in 2024

By February 9, 2024

TRWD, one of North Texas’ largest wholesale raw water providers, is celebrating 100 years of public service this year.  The District was originally established in 1924 after massive floods devastated the Fort Worth community in 1922.

Today, TRWD provides water to more than 2.3 million people in 11 North Texas counties, including Tarrant County, and owns and maintains the 27-mile Fort Worth Floodway levee system. The District has also built and manages several recreational facilities, including much of the Trinity Trail System in Fort Worth and three parks – Airfield Falls, Twin Points and Eagle Mountain.

“We are excited to celebrate this momentous occasion,” said TRWD’s General Manager Dan Buhman. “For 100 years this agency has ensured the public has an ample water supply, vital flood protection and excellent recreation opportunities, all of which improve the quality of life for millions of North Texans. We look forward to serving the community for another 100 years.”

The District plans to commemorate this historic event through numerous community events and activities, as well as web-based educational resources, archival photography, historical timelines and current stories.

The public is encouraged to participate in the District’s first Earth Day photo contest, which will focus on the appreciation of water, as well as conserving and protecting this valuable resource. TRWD will also kick-off a Trash Bash Challenge in 2024 that will encourage the community to get more involved in picking up trash around the District’s lakes and waterways. More information on TRWD’s Centennial activities can be found at https://www.trwd.com/centennial.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.75 550.00 0.75
Benbrook 694.32 694.00 0.32
Bridgeport 821.58 836.00 -14.42
Cedar Creek 322.41 322.00 0.41
Eagle Mountain 645.18 649.10 -3.92
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 315.34 315.00 0.34
*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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