In The News
September 06, 2016
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has lifted the Toxic Algae Caution Advisory for Lake Tapps and states that Advisory signs will be removed from Allan Yorke Park and Lake Tapps North Park this afternoon. Health Department staff checked 16 locations around Lake Tapps earlier today and for the second consecutive week did not find any visible algae. In addition, they haven’t received any new reports of illness associated with swimming at Lake Tapps. Share this: Read More
September 06, 2016
Beginning today, Lake Tapps Reservoir will be allowed to float down through the fall, with an anticipated lake level drop of approximately one foot by Thanksgiving. Homeowners should watch lake levels to determine when to take their boats out of the water. In January, Cascade will test a new valve and will draw the reservoir down approximately 6 to 8 feet, which would be a good time for residents to consider improvements or new projects, with the appropriate permits. Active fill will beginRead More
September 02, 2016
On Monday, Aug. 29, The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department sampled water from Lake Tapps. Again, test results did not show detectable toxins. Yesterday the Health Department checked 15 locations around Lake Tapps and did not see any algae. They will check again next week and if no algae is present the Caution Advisory for Lake Tapps will be lifted. The Health Department informed Cascade: “For now our Caution Advisory remains in effect, and we encourage people to avoid areas where visible algaeRead More
August 26, 2016
As part of their ongoing surface water monitoring efforts, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department staff checked seven locations around Lake Tapps on Thursday, Aug. 25, and found a small area of algae located adjacent to the Inlet Island bridge roadway. The Health Department collected an algae sample for further laboratory analysis of possible toxins and expects to get the results by Friday, Sept. 2. If you see algae avoid the area. For more information click here: http://bit.ly/2bmKeMv Share this: Read More
August 23, 2016
Following concerns regarding algae blooms in Lake Tapps last week – which when tested for toxins, were negative — the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department just informed Cascade that it inspected Lake Tapps yesterday and found no evidence of anything of concern in the water. The reservoir will be checked again next week. Enjoy this summer weather! Share this:Read More
August 19, 2016
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has lowered the Lake Tapps toxic algae advisory from a warning advisory to a caution advisory. People should avoid areas where visible algae may be present. The following statement was sent to Cascade by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: “We would like to update you on the toxic algae situation at Lake Tapps. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department received laboratory results from a Lake Tapps toxic algae sample earlier today, and no detectable concentrations of toxin were reported.Read More
August 18, 2016
At 4:00 p.m. today (August 18, 2016), Cascade received a call from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department about a toxic algae bloom in Lake Tapps. Please see the following link on their webpage for more information and updates: http://www.tpchd.org/environment/surface-water-lakes-beaches-shellfish/toxic-algae-cyanobacteria/ Share this:Read More
August 02, 2016
Cascade continues to control and prevent the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil in Lake Tapps as is required by law. However, treatment of native, aquatic plants is the responsibility of homeowners. For aquatic plant management options to control nuisance aquatic weeds, property owners must follow rules outlined by Washington State Fish and Wildlife. See attached document for more information. Here’s a link to the aquatic plant control pamphlet: Aquatic Plants and Fish: Rules for Aquatic Plant Removal and Control . For more info: Options for Lakefront Property Owners to Control Aquatic Weeds Summer 16 Share this: Read More
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