Lake Tapps Water Levels Lower Early for Construction Projects

Cascade Water Alliance announced plans to lower the water levels of Lake Tapps earlier than usual, due to local construction projects.

Cascade Water Alliance has 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 major transportation projects.

A bridge on Island 21 needs to be repaired, and concrete barriers on a causeway near the lake inside the city of Bonney Lake need to be reinforced, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. 

Beginning earlier in January, Cascade began to lower the lake level by approximately 4.5 feet.  Reaching the target elevation of approximately 534 feet will be done by February 1 depending on the weather and inflows from rainfall.  These projects have been approved and all required permitting has been completed. 

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:


Alex February 01, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Just in time to witness the Super Bowl halftime flush of over 2,000 toilets into the cesspool. AKA Lake Craps
LifeInPierceCounty February 01, 2013 at 10:11 PM
For more on the "story", see http://LakeTappsNightmare.com.


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