Cascade Water Alliance announces fall water levels
September 14, 2011 · 10:46 AM
Water levels in Lake Tapps will get higher, before they get lower this fall.
According to a press release from Cascade Water Alliance, the water purveyor will bring the lake level up about four inches to its full recreational and water rights level of approximately 543 feet by Sept. 26.
That is the maximum full pool elevation agreed upon by the community, and taking the lake to this level will show both the homeowners and Cascade what the water level will be when Cascade is providing municipal water supply.
Immediately following the rise in water level, the lake will be brought back down to the 542.5 foot level (approximately) where it will remain through October.
At the end of October, the annual draw down will begin for the winter months. Cascade will let homeowners know when the lake will be at its lowest level to allow homeowners to plan maintenance and improvement projects.
Permits for projects from appropriate agencies or a license from Cascade may be required. Homeowners are encouraged to check with Cascade, and with the respective city, county or state and federal agency that require permits prior to construction.