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Lake Tapps Refill to Begin About Feb. 19

Cascade Water Alliance intends to fully fill the lake (to elevation 543 feet) in early May and then maintain an elevation of approximately 542.5 feet through the remainder of the summer.

Cascade Water Alliance, in conjunction with the Lake Tapps Community Council, will, according to agreements, begin refilling Lake Tapps approximately Feb. 19, 2013.

Cascade will begin the spring refill slowly for a couple of weeks, and then residents will see this process accelerate during the first week of March with the goal of having the lake reach recreational levels (541.5 feet) by mid-April.  Cascade intends to fully fill the lake (to elevation 543 feet) in early May and then maintain an elevation of approximately 542.5 feet through the remainder of the summer.

Cascade Water Alliance received requests to deviate from the 2012/2013 Lake Tapps draw down schedule agreed to between Cascade and the Lake Tapps Community to allow for completion of two transportation projects.  One of these projects is currently underway.

Residents should be reminded that in the future, Cascade anticipates maximum winter drawdown will be to approximately 538 feet, absent the need for major dike maintenance or repairs.  Homeowners should not expect to have the lake drawn down below that level in the winter for individual dock or bulkhead repairs.  Prior to beginning any repair or construction activity, homeowners must have all the necessary permits and a license from Cascade. 

For the latest in lake level information and for the agreements regarding lake levels please visit http://www.cascadewater.org/lake_tapps_recreational_lake_levels.php

For more information on Lake Tapps / Cascade agreements visit http://www.cascadewater.org/lake_tapps_agreements.php

For more information on Cascade visit www.cascadewater.org

Editor's Note: Information provided by Cascade Water Alliance.

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