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Available Parameters
00054 Reservoir storage(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
62615 Elevation, lake/res, NAVD88(Mean)  

Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08045400 Lake Worth above Fort Worth, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°47'21", long 97°24'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Tarrant County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12030102, on top of Lake Worth Dam on West Fork Trinity River, 240 ft to right of right end of uncontrolled concrete spillway, 2.9 mi upstream from Farmer's Branch, 3.3 mi upstream from bridge on State Highway 183 crossing West Fork Trinity River, 5.3 mi northwest of Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, and at mile 572.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,052 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1981 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Apr. 1971 to May 1984, Apr. 1999. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Apr. 1971 to June 1973. BIOLOGICAL DATA: Apr. 1999. PESTICIDE DATA: Apr. 1999. RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Apr. 1999.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NAVD of 1988. Prior to Oct. 1, 2016, gage datum was 0.03 ft higher at NGVD of 1929. Satellite telemeter at station.
COOPERATION - Capacity Table 1-C was provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and put into effect Feb. 1968. Capacity Table 2 was provided by the Texas Water Development Board and put into effect Oct. 2003.
REMARKS - Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically. The lake is formed by a rolled earthfill dam 3,200 ft long, with an uncontrolled concrete spillway 700 ft long near the center of the dam. Deliberate impoundment began in June 1914 and the dam was completed in Oct. 1914. There is a 48-in diameter pipe controlled by a 36-in valve, which may be used to make small releases through the dam. The dam is owned by the City of Fort Worth. Conservation pool storage is 38,130 acre-ft. Data regarding the dam are given in the following table:
                                                                                  Elevation (feet)
Top of dam............................................................          606.3
Crest of concrete spillway............................................          594.0
Lowest gated outlet (invert)..........................................          584.25
Water-quality records available from Nov. 2000 to Aug. 2006 were published separately as:
Site ID   Site name
324658097273301  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B1 at Ft Worth,TX
324658097273001  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B2 at Ft Worth,TX
324656097272301  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B3 at Ft Worth,TX
324647097272101  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B4 at Fort Worth,TX
324649097271901  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B5 at Ft Worth,TX
324643097271501  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B6 at Fort Worth,TX
324646097271601  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B7 at Fort Worth,TX
324652097271601  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B8 at Ft Worth,TX
324654097271601  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B9 at Ft Worth,TX
324659097271601  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B10 at Ft Worth,TX
324800097271701  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B11 at Ft Worth,TX
324700097271901  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B12 at Ft Worth,TX
324703097271401  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B13 at Ft Worth,TX
324704097271601  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B14 at Ft Worth,TX
324705097271701  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B15 at Ft Worth,TX
324703097270901  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B16 at Ft Worth,TX
324709097271201  Lk Worth Box Core Site WWD.B17 at Ft Worth,TX
324649097271601  Lk Worth Gravity Core Site WWD3 at Ft Worth,TX
324657097271901  Lk Worth Gravity Core Site WWD1 at Ft Worth,TX
324658097272501  Lk Worth Gravity Core Site WWD2 at Ft Worth,TX
324732097250201  Lk Worth Site 1A at Ft Worth,TX
324709097271401  Lk Worth Site 12 at Ft Worth,TX
324755097273901  Lk Worth Site 16 at Ft Worth,TX
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 56,040 acre-ft, May 3, 1990, elevation, 598.70 ft; minimum contents, 21,500 acre-ft, Feb. 19,20, 2015, elevation, 590.21 ft.