The following pictures show construction that allow water to be diverted from the White River into a newly created lake (1911).
Water is carried from the headworks to Lake Tapps through a series of flumes (1911).
Railroad trestles were built, and then covered with dirt, to establish a series of dikes that will hold water diverted from the White River. This water when combined with four small existing lakes created Lake Tapps as we know it today (1911).
Water is carried through these penstocks to the powerhouse (1911).
From the lake, water was pushed down through the penstocks to this powerhouse, where it was used to generate hydroelectric power (1911).
In the powerhouse, water rushes through turbines creating power.
Arial view of Lake Tapps with the lake full.
Arial view of Lake Tapps when the lake is drawn down for major maintenance repairs (2004).
Lake Tapps today… Recreational gem and future municipal water supply.