Links to water resources

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A kayaker passes the Dallas Water Utilities intake on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River just above Sandy Lake.

Whether we get heavy rains in North Texas or are dealing with drought, The Lewisville Texan Journal likes to look at data for our local lakes, creeks and streams to see where the water is going.

Here are some of the links we use:

The centerpiece of Lewisville’s Green Centerpiece is the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, which runs from Lewisville Dam through LLELA, and the southern Lewisville City limits. (Photo by Christina Ulsh)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Lewisville Lake Current Readings/Status
    • Shows current lake level, along with conservation pool, flood pool, gate opening, and discharge amounts.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Ray Roberts Lake Current Readings/Status
    • This lake is upstream from Lewisville Lake, so when they release from here, it comes into Lewisville Lake in a few hours.
    • Shows lake level, conservation pool, flood pool, gate opening, etc.
  • National Weather Service: Elm Fork Trinity River near Carrollton Hydrograph
    • This stream gauge is right near where Denton Creek and the Elm Fork converge and flow over Carrollton Dam.
    • It is a flood prone area, and this site shows flood stage.
  • National Weather Service: Climate Records
    • Daily reports show rainfall totals, high and lo temps, records for the day, etc.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture – Drought Monitor (Texas)
    • See status of drought conditions in Texas – updated weekly.
  • Dallas Water Utilities: Dallas Water Reservoirs status
    • Map shows locations of lakes feeding the Dallas Water Utilities system.
    • Relevant because ALL of Lewisville’s municipal water comes through Dallas Water Utilities.

If you have links you would like us to include, leave a comment or email editor@LewisvilleTexan.com.