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June 16, 2017
The Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health has lifted the algae caution advisory. For the update, click here . Share this:Read More
June 15, 2017
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department says the Lake Tapps caution advisory for algae could end as early as this week. For their update, click here: Tapps Algae Update June 14 2017 Share this:Read More
June 07, 2017
The caution advisory for algae bloom in Lake Tapps remains in effect. Cascade is taking additional samples to be tested as it continues to work in partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health, which monitors the health conditions. Residents should stay away from water where algae is present. Areas of the lake with no algae should be fine for recreational activities. According to discussions with PSE, the former owner of Lake Tapps, there is a history of algae in the WhiteRead More
June 02, 2017
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has issued a toxic algae caution advisory for Lake Tapps and they posted advisory signs at the two public boat launches. The Health Department states: “Most of the lake is fine for recreational activities; we are asking people only to avoid areas with noticeable algae.” http://www.tpchd.org/…/su…/current-surface-water-advisories/ Share this:Read More
May 17, 2017
Today Cascade will raise the Lake Tapps reservoir to approximately elevation 543 feet, the maximum allowable level Cascade can operate Lake Tapps. Cascade raises the reservoir to the maximum allowed at least once each year as a reminder to homeowners of the maximum fill level. After the maximum fill today, Cascade will lower the level and keep the reservoir between elevation 541.5 and 543 feet (usually about 542.7 feet) through late September. Press release: 2017 Lake Tapps Reservoir Maximum Fill Share this:Read More
May 01, 2017
Cascade Water Alliance invites the public to an open house on Tuesday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m., to learn more about how everyone can help keep Lake Tapps Reservoir clean and healthy. Neighbors are invited to come chat with Cascade staff, learn more about Lake Tapps sign locator program, ensure they and their families SwimSafe this summer, understand the importance of a well-maintained sewer system, natural yard care and more. Please note the address listed in the press release is incorrect, the OpenRead More
March 23, 2017
In recognition of national Fix a Leak Week, students at Discovery Elementary School in Sammamish learned how to construct a drip irrigation system to water vegetables in their school garden. They won’t waste a drop to grow healthy, organic food! Share this:Read More
March 17, 2017
Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council announced today that the Lake Tapps Reservoir has reached recreation minimum pool levels (elevation 541.5 feet) a month ahead of the April 15 deadline. Cascade will raise the reservoir, as it does each year, to the maximum full recreational level of elevation 543 feet during the middle of May to remind homeowners of the highest allowable level this reservoir can go in concert with existing homeowners’ agreements with Cascade. Cascade will then maintain the LakeRead More
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