When Los Angeles needed to cover its open-air reservoirs, instead of spending several hundred million dollars on a solid cover, officials did something a little odd: they dumped 95 million floating balls into the water, hoping that they'd adequately protect the water from pollution and evaporation. A year later, the plan seems to have worked. Hear all about the scheme and its successes in the videos below.
LA's Shade Balls Actually Worked
Who knew dumping millions of black balls would actually protect the water?
Written by Curiosity Staff September 23, 2016
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