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Groups to dedicate Lake Tapps historic marker Saturday

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on May 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm with No Comments »
May 17, 2012 3:22 pm

The Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society and Cascade Water Alliance will dedicate a new historic marker at the White River Project powerhouse on Saturday.

The dedication starts at 11 a.m. The public is invited.

Lake Tapps, now a popular East Pierce County recreation spot, was created as part of the White River hydroelectric project that launched in 1910.

The project eventually shut down, and Cascade – a group of King County cities and water and sewer districts – bought it in December 2009. The group plans to eventually use Lake Tapps as a regional drinking water source.

Cascade paid for the historic marker, which is the 11th coordinated by the historical society.

The powerhouse is at 2111 East Valley Highway, Sumner.

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