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Fill ‘er Up: Water to begin flowing into Silver Lake reservoirs tomorrow

Emptied Silver Lake Reservoir | Courtesy LADWP

SILVER LAKE — Officials will gather Tuesday afternoon to open a valve and release water back into the Hyperion and Silver Lake reservoirs, the L.A. DWP announced today.

After being drained in 2015 for a pipeline project, the refilling of the two reservoirs will be completed much sooner than expected because surplus water from the above-average Eastern Sierra snowpack, said the water agency that operates the reservoirs.

“Water will first flow into the smaller Ivanhoe Reservoir,” said the L.A. DWP in a press release. “Within a few weeks it will spill over into the larger, adjacent Silver Lake Reservoir. The process of refilling Silver Lake to its historic level of 440 feet in elevation, will take up to two months.”

Silver Lake reservoir pictured in 2014 Sandy Driscoll

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One comment

  1. Great news! It will certainly beat running around a dust bowl. The LA DWP promised to refill it before they drained it in 2015 so I’m glad to hear they are keeping their promise.

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