Cascade Water Alliance on Monday announced it will begin the spring refill of the Lake Tapps Reservoir on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The alliance draws the reservoir level down during the winter for dike stability and maintenance activities.
Cascade maintains seasonal recreational water levels between elevation 541.5 feet and 543 feet from April 15 to Sept. 30. Cascade has said it does not anticipate any delay in reaching the agreed-upon reservoir level of 541.5 feet by April 15.
As a reminder, if residents are planning work on their property, they should obtain the appropriate, required permits and a Cascade license prior to beginning any work. Further, residents should keep in mind as they do work on their property, especially bulkheads, that Cascade has the authority to raise reservoir levels to elevation 543 feet under current water rights, so any new or modified bulkheads should be built with the consideration that the reservoir level will be up to 543 feet. Cascade raises the reservoir to 543 feet once a year for a day or so as a reminder.
For more information about Cascade and Lake Tapps, visit www.cascadewater.org.