SILVER LAKE — The Silver Lake Reservoir has been drained for the installation of a new pipeline. But a few weeks ago Dan Gershon noticed that water began seeping out of the ground and pooling on the surface, creating a mini-wetland in the giant bowl of dirt that is now the reservoir. With hardly any rains in recent weeks, how did that water get there?
Gershon said it look like a natural spring was coming out of the dry reservoir bed. “At this rate, our Silver Lake Reservoir will be refilled sometime in the far future,” he said in an email.
Officials at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said that the water is not coming from any pipes. But they are not exactly sure what the source of the water is either.
“We believe the water you observed on Silver Lake Reservoir results from water naturally stored in the reservoir banks,” said Amanda Joseph with LADWP. “The same effect occurred the last time the reservoir was drained.”
LADWP officials are scheduled to hold a meeting on June 30 to discuss how and when the reservoir will be refilled.
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