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Local Group Envisions Pool to Replace Silver Lake Reservoir

A new gathering of community members wants to see the Silver Lake Reservoir transformed into a swim complex following the completion of a new massive underground reservoir in about five years.

(Photo Credit: Swim Silver Lake).
(Photo Credit: Swim Silver Lake).
A new community group is forming with the goal of converting the Silver Lake Reservoir into a massive swim complex complete with a pool and a sandy beach, Curbed LA reports.

At the helm of the movement is Swim Silver Lake, which is in its formation stages in response to federal regulations to do away with open-air reservoirs.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power already has plans to build two massive underground reservoirs by the end of 2018 and a swimming complex is what the group would like to see fill the empty Silver Lake Reservoir.

Swim Silver Lake was founded by local resident Catherine Geanuracos. 

Click here to read more information about the cause.

What are your thoughts on having a swim complex replace the Silver Lake Reservoir?
Tony Taylor January 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Yet another dumb, extremely expensive idea. Where would the money come from to build the thing, where would the money come from to maintain it? Folks continually come up with these ideas and have absolutely no idea as to how it would be funded or maintained.
houston January 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM
This is an innovative idea! I had recommended the need for a community pool in Silver Lake a few years back at the SLNC meeting and it was widely applauded and made headlines in the patch. There are many supports of this need. Having lived in this neighborhood since 1994, I'm happy that we have some new energetic people with ideas that are not afraid to follow their dreams.
Zeppo99 January 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Would this complex be open to the public or only to those connected to the Silver Lake Homeowners Association?
Lloyd D. January 19, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Why not create a scenic lake with riparian vegetation where people can recreate much like Echo Park Lake. Paddle boats and angling. No swimming allowed. As we saw in the first few weeks of Echo Park reopening, families allowed their kids to swim and it was hard to discern lilly pads from diapers...

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