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Corps Begins Final Phase of Repair Project; Cascade Will Take Water for Fill upon Completion

July 24, 2015

Lake Tapps WA – In the last phase of the Barrier Structure Apron Repair project with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps has begun to reduce instream flows to 350 cubic feet per second (cfs) to ensure worker safety in the river during the project, which could last up to one week. Water will be stored behind Mud Mountain Dam during this final phase of the project, and when complete, will be released and be used to continue to fill

Lake Tapps Reservoir Fill, Project Update

July 16, 2015

Cascade Water Alliance today issued an update to the status of the Lake Tapps fill and other project information. Cascade did significant work on the entire system this winter and finished on time, and began to fill the reservoir fill in March.

Lake Tapps Opens Today!

July 02, 2015

Cascade is officially opening Lake Tapps Reservoir to all recreation effective immediately. Remember, this water is cold, and you may encounter stumps, floating debris or submerged hazards in the reservoir.   This opening has been made possible by Cascade’s project for the Corps in which water was twice stored behind Mud Mountain Dam and then released. After state-mandated in-steam flows have been met, water is diverted into Lake Tapps Reservoir. Some additional water will come in this weekend.  Law enforcement will be on patrol.  

Lake Tapps Reservoir Fill Update

June 12, 2015

Cascade continues to fill Lake Tapps with water stored behind Mud Mountain Dam by the Corps during its recent construction project.

Cascade Begins Lake Tapps Fill from Stored Water

June 10, 2015

Cascade Water Alliance today announced that water stored behind Mud Mountain Dam during Phase 1 of the barrier structure apron repair project is being released and fill of the Lake Tapps reservoir has resumed. The Corps and Cascade are collaborating on the project to repair the apron of the Barrier Structure to protect fish, as required by the National Marine Fisheries Service biological opinion. To ensure worker safety in the river, instream flows were brought down to 350 cubic feet per second

Lake Tapps Reservoir Refill Update

June 05, 2015

Since November 2014, when Cascade Water Alliance drew down the Lake Tapps Reservoir, the lake bed has been closed for public safety. This has included public boat launches and parks as well. The lake remains closed at this time.

An Open Letter to the Lake Tapps Community

May 05, 2015

For the first time since 2007, when Puget Sound Energy still operated Lake Tapps, the reservoir will most likely not be filled to recreational levels by Memorial Day.