Hollywood Reservoir

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Coordinates: 34°07′04″N 118°19′52″W / 34.11778°N 118.33111°W / 34.11778; -118.33111

Hollywood Reservoir behind Mulholland Dam

Hollywood Reservoir, also known as Lake Hollywood, is a reservoir located in the Santa Monica Mountains in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It is maintained by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The reservoir and surrounding neighborhood are overlooked by the Hollywood Sign.[1]

The reservoir is created by the Mulholland Dam, built in 1924, designed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, then named the Bureau of Water Works and Supply, as part of the city's water storage and supply system.[2][3]

The lake has a capacity of 7900 acre-ft,[4] which is 2.5 billion US gallons (9,500,000 m3) and a maximum water depth of 183 feet (56 m). After completion the reservoir level varied, though for most of the time it was kept a high level and was filled on several occasions. Within days after the collapse of the St. Francis Dam in March 1928, William Mulholland ordered the Hollywood Reservoir lowered due, in part, to public fears of a repeat disaster.

The surrounding recreational area is known as the Lake Hollywood Park, and is open for walking, hiking, and jogging.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Lake Hollywood Park". City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ 24th Annual Report of the Board of Public Service Commissioners
  3. ^ Rogers, J. David A Man, A Dam and A Disaster ; St. Francis Dam Disaster Revisited Nunis Jr., Doyce B. (Ed.) Historical Society of Southern California. 1995. ISBN 0-914421-13-1
  4. ^ 22nd Annual Report of the Board of Public Service Commissioners

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