LADWP officials assure area residents that, after sitting empty for the past year, the Silver Lake Reservoir will be refilled. But that probably won't happen until spring, as more work needs to be completed in the lake bed.
State officials aren't going to give up 400 million gallons of drinking water for a decommissioned reservoir, so Silver Lakers are looking for other options to refill their beloved water feature. Here we present some non-liquid alternatives.
The Silver Lake Reservoir was emptied nearly a year ago for construction on its replacement. But that plan was formulated a decade ago, before drought gripped California, and now the LADWP doesn't know where it'll get water to refill the reservoir.
One local group is hoping that the decommissioned Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs, which take up about 96 acres, could be revamped as a public park. Renderings for the reimagined space show wide walkways and lots of seating.