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Regional Water Supply Conditions Back to Normal, Cascade Deactivates Water Shortage Response Plans, Monitors Weather
November 23, 2015
Bellevue WA – Today, Cascade Water Alliance joined the cities of Everett, Seattle and Tacoma in deactivating its Water Shortage Response Plan. Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer Districts, get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply. Heavy rains in late October and early November led the three cities and Cascade to declare that water supply conditions were getting back to normal. Since that time, there’s been an overallRead More
November 10, 2015
Bellevue, WA – Today Cascade Water Alliance announced that it is joining the Cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett in moving to the lowest stage of their Water Shortage Response Plans, the advisory stage, saying conditions no longer warrant being in the “voluntary” stage in which customers were asked to reduce water use by 10 percent. Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer Districts, get their drinking water from the SeattleRead More
November 05, 2015
Lake Tapps WA – For the third year in a row the Lake Tapps community is celebrating a Swimsafe summer with no reported drowning in Lake Tapps. 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 called Swimsafe. Their effortsRead More
October 26, 2015
Lake Tapps, WA – Cascade Water Alliance in consultation with the Lake Tapps Community Council today announced its expected fall drawdown schedule for fall 2015 and fill in early spring 2016. The fall drawdown of Lake Tapps will begin the last half of November. Until then, Cascade will maintain the reservoir at current levels (approximately elevation 541-542 feet). Cascade will be lowering the reservoir in the last half of November approximately two to three feet (to approximately elevation 539.5 feet) to protectRead More
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
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