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Why L.A. Uses 'Shade Balls' to Combat Drought

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One third of L.A.'s water pours into the L.A. reservoir, but evaporation is a major concern. The result: an ingenious solution featuring 96 million plastic 'shade balls' covering the surface of the reservoir.


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