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September 22, 2015
The Lake Tapps Reservoir remains full, and Cascade is allowing the current fall weather to slowly bring the level to the minimum recreation levels (election 541.5 feet) well into October. On or after the end of October, Cascade will announce that it will drop the level of the reservoir only a couple of feet in November to prevent risk to the safety of the dikes from winter storms, rains and wave action. It will remain at that level for the remainder ofThe Lake Tapps Reservoir remains full, and Cascade is allowing the current fall weather to slowly bring the level to the minimum recreation levels (election 541.5 feet) well into October.
September 09, 2015
BELLEVUE, WA – Residents and businesses in the region have exceeded requests by water providers like Cascade Water Alliance to reduce water use 10 percent over the last four weeks by collectively cutting back use by 14 percent. Yet while the recent rains have helped, it has not been enough to return water supplies to normal levels. Cascade and its members remind residents and businesses that more rain and continued water reductions are still needed to replenish regional water supplies for peopleRead More
August 26, 2015
Bellevue, WA, August 26, 2015 – Cascade Water Alliance commended its members and residents for contributing to the region’s collective reduction of its water use by 10 percent over the last two weeks, hitting the goal set by Everett, Seattle and Tacoma. The regional water suppliers ask customers to continue their efforts to reduce water use to stretch water supplies until the rainy season. Updates on use will be issued every other week. Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, TukwilaRead More
August 14, 2015
Yesterday Cascade took the last of the water stored behind Mud Mountain Dam from Phase 3 of the Barrier Structure Repair Project. That project is now complete. The agreed-upon recreational level for Lake Tapps Reservoir is 541.5 to 543 feet. Reservoir level reached 541.5 feet on Saturday, August 8, at about 8:00 p.m. Today we are at 542.84 feet. For the remainder of the summer, any water to maintain Reservoir levels will have to come from natural flow in the White River.Read More
August 12, 2015
There is no pick-up of debris from the Lake Tapps Reservoir. That is a homeowner responsibility.Read More
August 11, 2015
Cascade Water Alliance announced today that it is joining Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Water and the City of Everett in asking residents and businesses for voluntary curtailment of their use of water by 10 percent of projected current use due to continuing drought conditions.Read More
August 06, 2015
This morning Cascade started diverting water from the White River into the flume. A significant portion of this water is from the Mud Mountain Dam storage held during this third and final phase of the Barrier Structure project.Read More
August 04, 2015
The Lake Tapps Reservoir is at elevation 541’ (540.98’). As you may have noticed, we added about four inches of water to the Reservoir over the weekend. The Corp began storing water for Phase 3 of the Barrier Structure Project late last week. Maintenance work at Mud Mountain Dam resulted in the release of some stored water (the four inches that were added to the Reservoir). The Corps started storing water again late Sunday and currently has approximately 3,200 acre feet ofRead More
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