Cascade Water Alliance to raise Lake Tapps' water level

The Cascade Water Alliance will bring the Lake Tapps water level up about four inches to its full recreational and water rights level of approximately 543 feet by Sept. 26.

For Cascade and the Lake Tapps Community Council, the level is the agreed upon maximum full pool elevation.

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 notify homeowners 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.

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