Corps of Engineers release water from flood pools from Trinity River Basin lakes

Published May 12, 2015

 FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has begun to release water at a controlled rate from the flood pools at Lewisville, Lavon and Ray Roberts Lakes to provide the maximum capacity for flood risk management requirements. Releases from the lakes are made to allow the area to hold flood waters during future flooding events.  

“Our lakes and dams are functioning as designed and we will continue to monitor and coordinate with our stakeholders to ensure the safe operation of our projects,” said Fort Worth District Acting Commander, Lt. Col.  Clay Morgan.

Current releases from Lewisville Lake are at 3,400 cubic feet per second; Lavon Lake at 4,000 cfs, and Ray Roberts at 2,000 cfs. Releases are carefully monitored and are increased or decreased depending on channel capacity, control point elevations/flow and established flows within operation guidelines. Each flood risk management lake has operations guidelines that establish the conservation and flood pool elevations. The Trinity River Basin reservoir lake levels and corresponding authorized operating pools may be reviewed at Updated release information is also posted on the Fort Worth District Facebook (link below). 

Additional information concerning lake operations may be obtained from the individual project offices or by calling the Public Affairs Office at 817-886-1306.






About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Face book at:

Clay Church

Release no. 15-025