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Swimsafe on Lake Tapps

May 23, 2016

Everyone agrees Swimsafe programs are working. Last year, the community celebrated three years with no deaths reported on Lake Tapps during the busy summer seasons of 2013, 2014 and 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

Lake Tapps Reservoir Levels Update

May 16, 2016

Cascade filled the Lake Tapps Reservoir to approximately 543.0′ (maximum full pool) today. This level will be maintained for about 24 hours, after which the level will be lowered (over the course of a few days) to elevation 542.5 – 542.75′, which is the level planned for the remainder of the recreational season (through at least Sept. 30). Cascade has raised the reservoir levels to approximately elevation 543′ each year since 2010. The reservoir level has reached approximately elevation 543′ in 12

Lake Tapps Incident Locator Program Expands

May 04, 2016

The Lake Tapps Incident Locator Program, first launched in 2014 by East Pierce Fire and Rescue, will expand significantly in coming weeks with funding from Cascade Water Alliance. The Incident Locator Program ensures public safety help gets where it’s needed when time counts by placing identification numbers on lake front properties. For more information click here:  Lake Tapps Incident Locator Program Expansion FINAL Share this:

Lake Tapps Level Update

April 22, 2016

Lake Tapps is currently at elevation 542.07′. Cascade will resume active refill on May 2 and anticipates the reservoir will reach approximately elevation 542.5′ by May 7. The reservoir will be maintained at this level until May 14, when Cascade will actively fill the reservoir to approximately elevation 543.0′ (maximum full pool), which level should be reached no later than May 16. Cascade’s plan is to maintain maximum full pool for approximately 24 hours and then reduce diversions from the White River

Lake Tapps Reservoir Level Update – March 24, 2016

March 24, 2016

The current Lake Tapps reservoir level is 541.69′. We are currently allowing the reservoir to raise slowly with normal weather conditions and anticipate achieving a level of 542′ by April 15 (recreational levels are 541.5′ to 543′). We expect to begin actively filling the reservoir with water from the White River in early April . The reservoir will remain between 542.0′ and 542.3′ for a few weeks and then it will be raised – as it is every year – to the maximum

Lake Tapps Reservoir Spring Refill Update

March 07, 2016

The Lake Tapps reservoir is now at elevation 541.5 feet – the bottom of full recreational pool – and will continue to be between the 541.5 to 543 foot range throughout the spring and summer.

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