Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake is a city in Pierce CountyWashingtonUnited States. The population was 17,374 at the 2010 census.

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,[1] a nonprofit corporation whose members are five cities (Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, and Tukwila) and three water districts (Covington Water District, Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, and the Skyway Water and Sewer District). It provides water to almost 400,000 residents and more than 22,000 businesses. It plans to eventually use Lake Tapps as a municipal water supply source, but not until at least the 2030s or later.

Cascade has signed an agreement with the Lake Tapps homeowners that guarantees full recreational lake levels throughout the summer. It has also signed an agreement with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to ensure instream flows for fish. The four cities that surround the lake, Auburn, Bonney Lake, Buckley and Sumner, worked with Cascade to ensure their future water needs will be met for about the next 50 years. Cascade is now the operator of Lake Tapps.

Lake Tapps is about 4.5 square miles (12 km2) in surface area and has about 45 miles (72 km) of shoreline. The local terrain is such that the shape of the shoreline is very complex, with many inlets, peninsulas, and islands. Before the reservoir was created there were several smaller lakes, including one called Lake Tapps. The reservoir is held in place by a series of dikes. The lake is also known to hold many fish including carp, Smallmouth bass, perch, and tiger musky.

diversion dam on the White River, near Buckley, Washington, 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 “Deiringer 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 will be no power generation, the water will still be diverted and returned to the river. The level of the lake is lowered from October to April for flood control purposes and aquatic plant management, rendering it unusable for recreation half of the year.

At the diversion dam on the White River there is a fish trap, which catch 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 its own city or census designated place however, the area surrounding the reservoir is part of the city of Bonney Lake, Washington, which in turn is a separate city from Sumner, Washington. At the northern edge lake Tapps is Auburn.[1]

Geography

Bonney Lake is located at 47°11′13″N 122°10′12″W (47.187019, -122.170035).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.3 km2), of which, 5.4 square miles (14.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (1.27%) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1950 275
1960 645 134.5%
1970 2,700 318.6%
1980 5,328 97.3%
1990 7,494 40.7%
2000 9,687 29.3%
2010 17,374 79.4%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,687 people, 3,266 households, and 2,583 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,780.9 people per square mile (687.5/km2). There were 3,404 housing units at an average density of 625.8 per square mile (241.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.08% White, 0.60% African American, 1.02% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.

There were 3,266 households out of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,282, and the median income for a family was $62,644. Males had a median income of $46,813 versus $31,837 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,371. About 3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

References

  1. a b “American FactFinder”United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ “US Board on Geographic Names”United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ “US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990”United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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