People living on or near Lake Tapps will begin seeing the water level fall starting Nov. 1.
But the lake level is expected to remain within 4 feet of its summer-season capacity because officials don’t plan to do dike repairs this offseason.
The water is expected to go no lower than about 538 feet, according to a news release from Cascade Water Alliance, which owns the East Pierce County reservoir.
Homeowners will be notified if that level changes, Cascade said.
The group said next spring’s refill could begin as early as mid- to late February, with the lake reaching its recreational level of at least 541.5 feet no later than April 15.sara.schilling@ thenewstribune.com