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
September 22, 2015
The Lake Tapps Reservoir remains full, and Cascade is allowing the current fall weather to slowly bring the level to the minimum recreation levels (election 541.5 feet) well into October. On or after the end of October, Cascade will announce that it will drop the level of the reservoir only a couple of feet in November to prevent risk to the safety of the dikes from winter storms, rains and wave action. It will remain at that level for the remainder of
September 09, 2015
BELLEVUE, WA – Residents and businesses in the region have exceeded requests by water providers like Cascade Water Alliance to reduce water use 10 percent over the last four weeks by collectively cutting back use by 14 percent. Yet while the recent rains have helped, it has not been enough to return water supplies to normal levels. Cascade and its members remind residents and businesses that more rain and continued water reductions are still needed to replenish regional water supplies for people
August 26, 2015
Cascade Water Alliance commended its members and residents for contributing to the region’s collective reduction of its water use by 10 percent over the last two weeks, hitting the goal set by Everett, Seattle and Tacoma.
August 14, 2015
Yesterday Cascade took the last of the water stored behind Mud Mountain Dam from Phase 3 of the Barrier Structure Repair Project. That project is now complete. The agreed-upon recreational level for Lake Tapps Reservoir is 541.5 to 543 feet. Reservoir level reached 541.5 feet on Saturday, August 8, at about 8:00 p.m. Today we are at 542.84 feet. For the remainder of the summer, any water to maintain Reservoir levels will have to come from natural flow in the White River.
August 12, 2015
There is no pick-up of debris from the Lake Tapps Reservoir. That is a homeowner responsibility.
August 11, 2015
Cascade Water Alliance announced today that it is joining Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Water and the City of Everett in asking residents and businesses for voluntary curtailment of their use of water by 10 percent of projected current use due to continuing drought conditions.
August 06, 2015
This morning Cascade started diverting water from the White River into the flume. A significant portion of this water is from the Mud Mountain Dam storage held during this third and final phase of the Barrier Structure project.
August 04, 2015
The Lake Tapps Reservoir is at elevation 541’ (540.98’). As you may have noticed, we added about four inches of water to the Reservoir over the weekend. The Corp began storing water for Phase 3 of the Barrier Structure Project late last week. Maintenance work at Mud Mountain Dam resulted in the release of some stored water (the four inches that were added to the Reservoir). The Corps started storing water again late Sunday and currently has approximately 3,200 acre feet of
August 03, 2015
Cascade continues to put some water into the reservoir to ensure levels remain around elevation 541 feet as water continues to be stored behind Mud Mountain Dam during the last phase of the apron repair project.