Cascade Water Alliance has announced the lake draw-down will begin in mid to late October, lowering the lake level to approximately 539 feet, through December 2017.In order to accommodate several dike stability issues, as well as projects for Pierce County and Bonney Lake, Cascade will draw-down Lake Tapps to 530 feet beginning January. 2, 2018. The reservoir will begin to refill around mid to late February.
Projects expected to be addressed during the 2017-2018 winter draw-down:
Support for the integrity of Dikes 3, 4, 11 and 13,
Inspection of the Island 21 Bridge supports,
Replacing the Lake Tapps gauge shack piling and decking,
New pilings at the Pierce County boat dock, and
Fixing supports for Bonney Lake’s Vandermark Bridge.
(The full news report can be found here Cascade Water Alliance)