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Draining of the Silver Lake Reservoir

Drain Silver Lake Reservoir

We’re all familiar with the lack of water in California due to the drought, and we’re even getting accustomed to integrating water saving behaviors into our routines. In addition to these precautions, you should also expect the draining of the Silver Lake Reservoir in Los Angeles (which was slated to happen in June or July of 2015).

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to drain the 400 million gallons of water in the reservoir. Once it’s drained (which will take at least several weeks to completely empty), the city will begin construction on a water pipeline underneath the reservoir. The reservoir can hold as much as 800 million gallons of water. The reservoir has to be completely dry before the work on the new pipeline can begin.

The Silver Lake Reservoir has not been used to supply drinking water to L.A. for the past seven years. Open-air water supplies can no longer be used as drinking water. Using water from open-air sources is too risky, as they are vulnerable to outside elements, including carcinogens, bromate, runoff, sunlight and pollution. Thus, the city will fill a new underground reservoir in Griffith Park named Headworks Reservoir. L.A. will most likely stop using Ivanhoe Reservoir for drinking water as well.

Silver Lake Reservoir

If you live in the Silver Lake area, and enjoy walking the trail surrounding the reservoir, you’ll be happy to know that the trails will remain open to the public. Also, note that the construction on the water pipeline will not block traffic; the city will house the construction equipment inside of the reservoir itself. You may be able to hear the construction going on, but at least it won’t create any inconvenience.

We’re wondering what may be found at the bottom of the reservoir this time around. Last time the city drained it, back in 2008, clothes and hundreds of golf balls were found. A missing wedding ring was found as well!

Will the draining of Silver Lake Reservoir affect real estate in the surrounding area? We know that the reservoir is expected to be empty for at least a year. If you have questions about Los Angeles real estate, contact Real Estate Unlimited. We’re happy to help and will get back to you as soon as we can.

Top Things to do in Los Angeles for Free

Who says you can’t do anything on Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, or anywhere else in Los Angeles for free? If your answer is yes, we’ll prove you wrong. Courtesy of L.A. Weekly’s Best of L.A., here’s a list of the things you can do here without spending a buck.

30. Admire artwork with celebrities at Subliminal Projects

29. Watch free Improv shows at The Clubhouse

28. Hike at the Musch Trail in Topanga Canyon State Park

27. Go to The Brewery Artist Loft and join the biannual Brewery Art Walk

26. Visit Little Tokyo during their Tuesday Night Cafe and enjoy free performances

25. Listen to renowned authors as they read their work at Hammer Readings

24. Dance your heart out as Glen Roberts Big Band play swing.

23. Visit the controversial America Tropical.

22. Climb the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

21. Pay respect to Jazz legends in their resting place at Inglewood Park Cemetery

20. Imagine wearing the famous costumes displayed at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

19. Stroll along the ruins of the Old Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park

18. Enjoy free drinks and music at Sonos Studios

17. Ride a bike along Metro Orange Line Bike Path

16. Travel back to 1917 Spanish colonial era by walking along Ojai Valley Trail

15. Visit the Murphy Ranch, a 1930’s Nazi compound

Read the rest of L.A. Weekly’s list here: 30 Free Things to Do in L.A. Any Time


1624 Westerly Ter, Los Angeles, CA 90026


List Price: $1,650,000

Property Details:

This Silver Lake property was built in 1989 by J. Frank Fitzgibbons AIA, the former President of the Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles and Modernist Architect to MOCA’S Design Council.

This 3-Story Modernist Home was constructed with a huge interior with high ceilings. The presence of windows, skylights and outside balconies allow this spacious house to become even more open to its surrounding. There are 3 large bedrooms suites, a den, a living room with a fireplace and a master bedroom suite. The lower bedroom suite has its own private patio with stairs that gives a private access to the street.

Technically, acquiring this property is like buying 2 houses in one. There is a private residence located at the rear of the actual property plus 3 enclosed garage. These entirely separate structures make it a legal triplex.

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