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November 10, 2016
Lake Tapps level is expected to stay at approximately 541′ to 542′ through mid to late January, when Cascade anticipates completing installation of a new valve at the Powerhouse. Around Feb. 1, Cascade plans to test the new $2 million valve, which has been installed to ensure even more reliability and safety in operating the reservoir. To do so, Cascade will draw the reservoir down approximately 6′ to 8′, reaching an elevation around 535′ in late February. The reservoir level will then be maintained around 535′ through early to mid-March. IfRead More
October 14, 2016
In anticipation of a potential upcoming storm event this weekend, Cascade determined that it is advisable to lower the Lake Tapps Reservoir level beginning Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, from its then level of 541.9 feet to protect the dikes from wave action due to predicted high winds and heavy rain. Just after 6:00 pm Thursday, Cascade opened Valve No. 1, releasing approximately 450 – 470 cfs through the tailrace. The plan is to release at this level until early Monday (Oct. 17)Read More
October 06, 2016
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored 20 businesses, municipalities, utilities, and organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through promoting water efficiency. Cascade was awarded the “Excellence in Strategic Collaboration”, which recognizes Cascade for its work in creating partnerships and enlisting support from other groups, organization and entities to spread the water conservation message across its service district in suburban King County. For more information click here Share this:Read More
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
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