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Despite Drought, LADWP Won't Turn Off Mulholland's Fountain

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We're in the worst drought in a generation at least, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the famous Mulholland Memorial Fountain in Griffith Park (in a sort of traffic island at Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside). The photogenic fountain is still spraying, reports the Los Feliz Ledger, even though Governor Brown issued an executive order to turn off all city fountains that don't use recycled water. Holding 50,000 gallons of water, the Mulholland Fountain uses "re-circulated" water that is replaced once it evaporates. Sticking it to Brown, an LADWP rep says they have no intention of shutting down the fountain. The fountain is named for William Mulholland, the early-Twentieth-Century LA water chief who famously brought a massive water supply to the city by hook or by crook.
· Against the Governor's Wishes [Los Feliz Ledger]
· Mulholland and His Aqueduct Will Be Together Again in Los Feliz [Curbed LA]