Last summer Alder Lake was way down, but it wasn’t the first time. Here’s a shot at Sunny Beach Point that ran November 2, 1987.
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The drain is plain: Alder Lake, 12 feet below its usual October level, displays a poignant reminder of this dry fall. The swimming hole at Sunny Beach Point has been closed since Labor Day as Tacoma’s lighting division draws the lake down to maintain stream flow on the Nisqually River. The lake is behind Alder Dam, one of Tacoma’ power-generating dams.
Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.
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