Lake Worth on the rise after discharge from Eagle Mountain

nspiration Point just off Roberts Cut Off Road on the east side of Lake Worth was a popular spot this past week as water flowed over the dam for the first time in many years.
Inspiration Point just off Roberts Cut Off Road on the east side of Lake Worth was a popular spot this past week as water flowed over the dam for the first time in many years.

A continued flood threat in the area has the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) keeping a close watch on water levels at Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth. The Trinity River system can only handle so much more water, but TRWD is having to release water from its reservoirs to try and minimize damage to lower lying homes. The focus of the TRWD is on public safety by monitoring lake and river levels, taking calls from the public and calculating where all that rainfall will end up and when. “It’s a juggling act that we do between water coming in and water going out,” said director of engineering David Marshall of the TRWD. The good news is that all lakes should hit their peak level by the end of the week. Boat ramps at Lake Worth remain closed.  At an elevation of 596 feet on Lake Worth, boat wakes can cause flooding in some homes and some boat docks could be under water, creating a navigation hazard.

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