In The News
May 23, 2016
Everyone agrees Swimsafe programs are working. Last year, the community celebrated three years with no deaths reported on Lake Tapps during the busy summer seasons of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Following a 2012 summer that saw three deaths in Lake Tapps, the surrounding cities, first responders, school districts and Cascade Water Alliance, owner of the reservoir, came together to take steps to help swimmers and boaters who enjoy recreation on Lake Tapps and other area waterways stay safe in a campaign calledRead More
May 16, 2016
Cascade filled the Lake Tapps Reservoir to approximately 543.0′ (maximum full pool) today. This level will be maintained for about 24 hours, after which the level will be lowered (over the course of a few days) to elevation 542.5 – 542.75′, which is the level planned for the remainder of the recreational season (through at least Sept. 30). Cascade has raised the reservoir levels to approximately elevation 543′ each year since 2010. The reservoir level has reached approximately elevation 543′ in 12Read More
May 04, 2016
The Lake Tapps Incident Locator Program, first launched in 2014 by East Pierce Fire and Rescue, will expand significantly in coming weeks with funding from Cascade Water Alliance. The Incident Locator Program ensures public safety help gets where it’s needed when time counts by placing identification numbers on lake front properties. For more information click here: Lake Tapps Incident Locator Program Expansion FINAL Share this:Read More
May 02, 2016
Cascade Water Alliance has published a book about its history entitled Water… How it Tore a Region Apart and Brought it Back Together Again. It is the story of Cascade, its partnerships and collaboration throughout the regions. For more information, click here: History of Cascade Water Alliance Just Published FINAL Share this:Read More
April 22, 2016
Cascade and its members take water quality conditions extremely seriously. With recent discoveries of higher than normal lead levels found in homes built between 1900 and 1945 using galvanized pipe in the City of Tacoma, Cascade and its members are aggressively ascertaining the potential for such instances in member service areas. Currently, Cascade’s water which it receives from Seattle is safe to drink. There are no issues with the water distributed through Cascade to its members. Although the majority of homes withinRead More
April 22, 2016
Lake Tapps is currently at elevation 542.07′. Cascade will resume active refill on May 2 and anticipates the reservoir will reach approximately elevation 542.5′ by May 7. The reservoir will be maintained at this level until May 14, when Cascade will actively fill the reservoir to approximately elevation 543.0′ (maximum full pool), which level should be reached no later than May 16. Cascade’s plan is to maintain maximum full pool for approximately 24 hours and then reduce diversions from the White RiverRead More
April 13, 2016
Cascade will hold a public hearing at its offices on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.Read More
March 24, 2016
The current Lake Tapps reservoir level is 541.69′. We are currently allowing the reservoir to raise slowly with normal weather conditions and anticipate achieving a level of 542′ by April 15 (recreational levels are 541.5′ to 543′). We expect to begin actively filling the reservoir with water from the White River in early April . The reservoir will remain between 542.0′ and 542.3′ for a few weeks and then it will be raised – as it is every year – to the maximumRead More
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