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California South Fork American Watershed

Silver Lake Reservoir

June 6 2023

5,505 acre-ft

+1.01% today
73% of Normal Low

Water storage levels at Silver Lake Reservoir are currently 5,505 acre-ft, about 73% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 7,612.76acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2022-06-15 when levels reached 9,148 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-03-23 when levels receded to 317 acre-ft.

Silver Lake Reservoir is a man-made body of water located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California. Constructed in 1907, it was a crucial component of the area's water supply system. However, due to drought conditions, the reservoir was drained in 2015. The reservoir's hydrology is dependent on the surrounding mountains' snowpack, which provides the majority of the area's water supply. In addition, surface flow from the Los Angeles River and local groundwater also contributes to the reservoir's water levels. The reservoir was not used for agricultural purposes, but it provided recreational opportunities for nearby communities, including jogging, walking, and fishing. Despite its current dry state, plans are in place to restore the reservoir and reintroduce it to the community as a public space.

Geolocation -120.121, 38.669
Elevation 7,134 ft
Storage 24hr Change 1.01%
Percent of Normal 73%
Minimum 317 acre-ft
Maximum 9,148 acre-ft
Average 7,613 acre-ft
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