Water Flows to Holiday Lake

Date: 
March 20, 2009

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works provided a letter to the West Valley County Water District Board of Directors, informing the District that the County does not believe the existing Drought Ordinance applies to Holiday Lake. Therefore, the County of Los Angeles does not intend to take any action against the District to prevent the operation of the recreational facilities at Holiday Lake as an enforcement of the Ordinance. In a recent Board meeting, the District, after much debate, decided not to adopt the Ordinance. This decision supersedes the order to cease pumping made by the Board President last January, thus allowing water to again flow into Holiday Lake. With the return of water deliveries, it is hoped that the largest tricolored blackbird colony in Los Angeles County in 2008 will be active this year.