The Silver Lake Reservoir’s new water color has people talking [updated]

Silver Lake Reservoir water color

Photo by Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE Is  it algae? Is it a chemical? Some Silver Lake residents are talking about a recent change in the water color of the Silver Lake Reservoir, where the water has gone from a deep Lake Tahoe blue to a Biscayne Bay teal green.

“Last week it was blue. This week no,” said Dan Gershon, who describes as the water as sea foam green. “Never saw algae do this in one week.”

Peaceful morning stroll

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One person on a Silver Lake Next Door group said the color changed after she saw some men in a raft in the middle of the reservoir.

The Eastsider is checking with the L.A. Department Water & Power,  which oversees the reservoir, to see if they can explain the new water color.

Update: Algae bloom ruled out as cause of Silver Lake Reservoir’s green water

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One comment

  1. So much better! It was creepy… lol

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