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Water-dropping helicopters stop by Silver Lake for a drink

Sep 3, 2017

Photo by John Balcom

SILVER LAKE — Water-dropping helicopters are taking advantage of the recently refilled Silver Lake and Hyperion reservoirs this afternoon, using a large hose to suck water into the aircraft. We’re assuming the firefighting aircraft are being deployed to fight the La Tuna fire in the Verdugo Mountains.

“This Erickson Air-Crane helicopter has been flying over the Silver Lake Reservoir this afternoon,” said Sandy Driscoll. “Quite amazing.”

Thanks to Sandy and John Balcom for the photos.

Water-dropping helicopter over the SIlver Lake Reservoir

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

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