In the community… Lake Tapps drawdown schedule announced

Please view the full announcement from Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council on the CWA website –

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Lake Tapps - from Cascade Water Alliance

September 7, 2017: Cascade Water Alliance and the Lake Tapps Community Council today announced the winter 2017/2018 drawdown schedule for Lake Tapps, and noted the long-term look at future lake levels.

Initially, the lake drawdown will begin in mid to late October, lowering the lake level to approximately 539 feet, through December 2017.

Cascade will then draw down Lake Tapps to 530 feet beginning Jan. 2, 2018, to accommodate several dike stability issues as well as projects for Pierce County and Bonnie Lake.  The reservoir will be down until the fill begins around mid- to late February.

… In addition, the US Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to award and contract for construction of the Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Project in spring 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 and could last up to four years, during which time Cascade will ONLY bring the reservoir down to approximately 538 to 539 feet.  Residents are urged to take this opportunity to do work on their property during this time, as there will be no further drawdowns for four years.

However, residents who wish to do any work during this draw down period must act now to obtain all the necessary permits from the City of Bonney Lake, Pierce County, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife (if appropriate) and get a license from Cascade.  These documents must be obtained prior to beginning of construction.  For more information on Cascade’s licenses visit or email

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