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Lake Tapps meeting planned Jan. 13

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on Jan. 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm with No Comments »
January 7, 2011 6:41 pm

Community members can share their ideas for the future of Lake Tapps at a meeting Jan. 13.

Officials from Cascade Water Alliance, the consortium of cities and water districts in King County that owns the lake, will be on hand. So will leaders from nearby cities and police and fire agencies, a Cascade news release said.

The alliance plans to use the lake as a regional drinking water source. The state Department of Ecology recently approved a water-rights package allowing the alliance to divert as many as 48 million gallons a day from the East Pierce reservoir.

The group has said that the process won’t start for decades, and that there still will be enough water for summer recreation and to ensure healthy habitat and salmon runs in the White River.

The meeting is 6-8 p.m. at North Tapps Middle School, 20029 12th St. E., Lake Tapps.

People who can’t make it may send input to contact@cascadwater.org.

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