New Silver Lake pathway turns into a waterway

Photo by Boris Mindzak/Flickr

At first glance it looked as if the Ivanhoe Reservoir, the smaller of the two Silver Lake reservoirs, had sprung a big leak tonight as water gushed through and over a new retaining wall, flooding a new sidewalk and a stretch of Tesla Avenue.  Boris Mindzak, who lives near the reservoir, emailed in the photo above at about 7:30 p.m., saying crews were working on the leak.  “I live right at the corner of Silver Lake [Drive] and Tesla, so it was an interesting thing to come home to!”

The flooding was blamed on a release valve that was spilling over, said DWP spokeswoman Gale Harris.  After closing the valve, the water stopped flowing and the new pathway and street began drying out.


  1. Oh no, did City Planing forget to include sewers.

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