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Silver Lake Reservoir: Fill ‘er up

Officials
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees watch the refilling of Silver Lake Reservoir on Wednesday after it was drained earlier this year because of carcinogens in the lake. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Fence
Silver Lake residents Connie and Levi Razo watch the refilling of Silver Lake Reservoir. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Watching
Water spews from a pipe to begin the process of refilling the reservoir. Silver Lake residents Connie and Levi Razo watch the action. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Water
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says that at a rate of 25,000 gallons per minute it could take two to three weeks to refill the 600-million-gallon, clay-based shell. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Filling up
The media cover the refilling of the reservoir, which was last drained about 20 years ago, DWP officials say. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
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