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 begin mid-Feb to early March 2017 with full recreational levels of 541.5′ to 542.5′ reached by to early/mid-April. As in previous years, for short time during the spring, Cascade will bring the lake level up to 543′, which is the maximum permissible level for Lake Tapps. 2016-17 Lake Tapps Draw and Refill Press Release