Silver Lake Reservoir – Visiting (1610)

The Silver Lake Reservoir has been a beautiful, historic, and important part of the L.A. landscape since it opened back in May of 1906. Tens of thousands of people see it every day. They drive by it, they walk or jog around it, or they gaze out on it from their houses. Over a six month period, Huell got to know the reservoir much more intimately than he’d ever imagined, the L.A. Dept. of Water & Power made a decision to completely drain the 795 million gallons of water in the reservoir because of a buildup of bromate. We ended up following the entire process from start to finish, including a hike down to the bottom of the completely drained and bone dry reservoir!