Silver Lake goes dry
Named for Herman Silver, a member of Los Angeles’ first water commission, the lake
is was the scenic centerpiece of the hilly community northwest of downtown L.A.
Water officials ordered the water removed after testing revealed the presence of bromate, a carcinogen, there and in nearby Elysian reservoir. They say they'll have the reservoir clean and full by June.
--Veronique de Turenne
Photo: Karen Tapia-Anderson / Los Angeles Times