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Quake Preps at Lake Tapps Include Dike Repair

April 26, 2011

by Natalie Swaby KING 5 News Recent earthquakes have engineers looking to places like Japan and Chile to see if any new lessons can be learned when it comes to Washington’s dams. KING 5’s Natalie Swaby reports from Lake Tapps. Share this:

State grants Lake Tapps water right to Cascade Water Alliance

December 17, 2010

PNW Local News News Article (PDF >) Today the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) officially granted Cascade its water rights package which will allow Cascade to eventually use Lake Tapps for municipal drinking water. The rights allow Cascade store water in the Lake Tapps Reservoir, divert water from the White River into Lake Tapps to supply water for the Water Supply Project, and withdraw water from Lake Tapps for municipal water supply purposes. It also guarantees summer recreation levels for Lake Tapps and ensures robust flows in

GUEST OP: Taking next steps to eradicate milfoil | Peloza

December 17, 2010

Auburn Reporter News Article (PDF >) As a followup to the commentary article (“Milfoil – a silent menace”, Auburn Reporter, Sept. 24), the National League of Cities (NLC) met in Denver in the first week of December at its annual Congress of Cities & Exposition. This annual conference is a time when the seven major NLC committees get together, review and approve local government issues in the form of resolutions that “pass the muster” for NLC Board of Directors approval. The board at its meeting unanimously approved

EPA Names Cascade WaterSense Partner of the Year

October 07, 2010

Press Article (PDF >) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named three organizations and one individual as WaterSense Partners of the Year for their exceptional efforts in promoting water efficiency and WaterSense labeled products. The WaterSense program helps to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. “These partners contributed significantly to our efforts to make WaterSense labeled products a household fixture in 2009,” said Peter

Lake Tapps, for fish, cities, fun

September 27, 2010

The Seattle Times News Article (PDF >) The state Department of Ecology approved plans by Cascade Water Alliance to use Lake Tapps in Pierce County as a source of drinking water. The deal will also protect salmon and maintain a beautiful recreational site. Share this: