SILVER LAKE — The refilling of the Silver Lake reservoirs began late this afternoon after city officials turned a large valve a few times and then waited a few minutes for the water to start flowing.
After being drained in 2015 for a pipeline project, the refilling of the Hyperion and Silver Lake reservoirs will be completed much sooner than expected because the L.A. Department of Water & Power was able to use water from the above-average Eastern Sierra snowpack.
Today, as TV news helicopters hovered overhead, water began pouring into the smaller Ivanhoe Reservoir. 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, said the L.A. DWP.
The refilling of the Silver Lake reservoirs will begin after officials turn a valve and water begins to flow.
Posted by The Eastsider LA on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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