Classic Car Appraisal Services in Lake Tapps, Washington

If you are like us, you love your car. You have probably spent countless hours and dollars making it everything you have always dreamed of. We, like you, enjoy being around car people, and more importantly cars themselves.

Although car people love to spend time and money on their cars, they all too often forget to properly value their car for insurance purposes. Dollar after dollar goes in, but never gets properly documented so that if a catastrophic event strikes, the real cost of putting the car back together gets paid by the insurance company. As collector car owners ourselves, we understand the importance of our product first hand. Fill out the form on the right to get started on your on-site Lake Tapps car appraisal.

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Facts about Lake Tapps

Lake Tapps is a reservoir in Pierce County, Washington. It was created in 1911 by Puget Sound Energy and operated for hydroelectric power until it ceased power production in 2004. In December 2009 PSE sold the lake to the Cascade Water Alliance, a municipal corporation whose members are five cities (Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, and Tukwila) and two water districts (Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, and the Skyway Water and Sewer District). Cascade provides water to almost 350,000 residents and more than 20,000 businesses. It plans to eventually use Lake Tapps as a municipal water supply source.

A diversion dam on the White River, near Buckley, routes water into a flume which empties into the east side of Lake Tapps. On the west side of the lake, water had originally been routed to the Dieringer Powerhouse to generate hydroelectricity, after which the water was returned to the White River, about 20 miles (32 km) downstream from the diversion dam. Although there is currently no power generation, the water is diverted and returned to the river through the former hydropower infrastructure. The level of the lake is lowered from October to April for maintenance and repairs, flood control purposes and aquatic plant management.

At the diversion dam on the White River is a US Army Corps of Engineers fish trap, which catches salmon migrating upstream. The fish are driven by truck and released upriver of Mud Mountain Dam, which blocks salmon migration. This technique is called a "trap and haul system".

Lake Tapps is often considered a city or census-designated place in its own right, however, the majority of the area surrounding the reservoir is in unincorporated Pierce County, Washington; the rest is part of the city of Bonney Lake. At the northern edge of Lake Tapps is Auburn.

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