Hollywood Reservoir

The Hollywood Reservoir is a man-made structure that was built in 1923. It is capable of holding more than 2.5 billion gallons of water and is part of the Owens River Aqueduct system. The 210-foot high dam is located in Weid Canyon and is 933-feet long and 16-feet wide. The maximum depth is 183-feet. Because the damn is surrounded by full grown trees, it is nearly impossible to see the dam from the streets of Hollywood. Since the reservoir is used for drinking water, no swimming or boating is allowed in the water. Dogs are also restricted from the area. Underground storage tanks also provide water to the city of Hollywood and surrounding Los Angeles area, making the water less likely to be contaminated. The reservoir area is a popular place for hikers and joggers and offers a number of paths including the one mile North Gate to Dam path, the one and a half mile Weidlake Gate to East Gate path, the three-fourths of a mile East Gate to North Gate path, and the 3.2 mile perimeter path that winds around the reservoir. The area is open from 6:30 am until 5:00 pm or later all year. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the reservoir area, and pets and alcohol are also banned from the area. There are restroom facilities on the premises.

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