New Silver Lake pathway turns into a waterway

Dec 14, 2012

Photo by B. Mindzak/Flickr

At first glance it looked as if the Ivanhoe Reservoir, the smaller of the two Silver Lake reservoirs, had sprung a big leak tonight as water gushed through and over a new retaining wall, flooding a new sidewalk and a stretch of Tesla Avenue.  B. Mindzak emailed in the photo above at about 7:30 p.m., saying crews were working on the leak. The flooding was blamed on a release valve that was spilling over, said DWP spokeswoman Gale Harris.  After closing the valve, the water stopped flowing and the new pathway and street began drying out.

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