Last weekend, my book bag and I went boating with some friends on Lake Tapps. Lake Tapps is located in Pierce County, Washington. The lake is a reservoir that was created in 1911 by Puget Sound Energy. It was used for power production until 2004. It’s now owned by Cascade Water Alliance.
Lake Tapps is drained in the winter and refilled in the spring. There is a diversion dam on the White River that routes water into Lake Tapps. Normally, the lake is filled well before summer. This year, they drained the lake even further to do some repairs. With the current drought conditions, it took longer to refill the lake. It wasn’t open for boating until July.
This was our first trip to Lake Tapps this summer. It was a beautiful summer day. The lake was pretty empty of other boats. Since Lake Tapps is so close to where I live, my book bag was pretty empty.