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 algae is present. If there isn’t visible algae, it should be safe to swim, wade, boat or water ski in those areas.”