Cascade, Lake Tapps Community Council announce winter, spring water levels

The Lake Tapps Community Council and Cascade Water Alliance established longterm agreements ensuring consistent, seasonal lake levels every year. This fall, in accordance with these agreements, Cascade will begin to drop lake levels on Nov. 1 to allow residents and Cascade to do repairs, improvements and new construction as needed.

The lake will be at its lowest point (approximately 535 feet depending on the weather) from about Jan. 8 through early to mid-February. At that time, spring refill will begin, with a target lake level of the 541.5 feet by mid-April.

Residents should note that if they plan to do any work, improvements, repair or new building on existing or new structures, they must first contact Cascade for a license as well as the other applicable city, county or state agencies for appropriate permits.

For more information on the lake levels, visit and

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