Archive | November 2015

Regional Water Supply Conditions Improve

November 10, 2015

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.

Lake Tapps Community Celebrates Third Swimsafe Summer!

November 05, 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 called Swimsafe.

Fall Drawdown Schedule for Lake Tapps Reservoir Announced

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 protect

Lake Tapps Reservoir Update

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 of

Residences and businesses have cut back water use by 14% over the last four weeks.

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 people

Lake Tapps Reservoir Update

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.

Voluntary Curtailment of Water Announced

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.