Water levels drop at Tarrant County lakes

There is finally good news for residents around some of the swollen Tarrant County lakes.

For the first time in a while, the water level is dropping. That includes Lake Worth and others in the Tarrant Regional Water District.

Lake Worth, like others, is closed to the public and all boating traffic.

It seems residents who live along the lake may start to see the rising water hold steady.

The lake level is about three feet above the height of the spillway, so it is flowing now at a good, heavy rate.

That water feeds into the Trinity River and runs through Fort Worth.

According to the Tarrant Regional Water District, the water level at Lake Bridgeport is beginning to go down. That means not as much water flowing into Eagle Mountain Lake, and therefore, not as much flowing into Lake Worth.

As a result, there won't be as much flooding as predicted.

Lake Worth homes in the lowest elevations may also be spared.

Still, area residents are watching the lake rise, and they are nervous.

Lake Worth resident B.J. Lacasse shared photos with FOX 4 showing just how far the water came up toward her home in the span of about 30 minutes.

So what does this mean for the Trinity River? Nothing critical, according to the Tarrant Regional Water District.

The levels may rise a bit, but there is not expected to be any flooding in Fort Worth or downstream in Dallas.


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