The Los Angeles Reservoir is covered with 96 million black plastic balls Wednesday. The city has completed a program of covering its open-air reservoirs with floating, 4-inch diameter “shade balls” to protect water quality by blocking sunlight from penetrating the 175-acre surface of the reservoir, preventing chemical reactions that can cause algae blooms and other problems.
The Los Angeles Reservoir is covered with 96 million black plastic balls Wednesday. The city has completed a program of covering its open-air reservoirs with floating, 4-inch diameter “shade balls” to protect water quality by blocking sunlight from penetrating the 175-acre surface of the reservoir, preventing chemical reactions that can cause algae blooms and other problems. Damian Dovarganes The Associated Press
The Los Angeles Reservoir is covered with 96 million black plastic balls Wednesday. The city has completed a program of covering its open-air reservoirs with floating, 4-inch diameter “shade balls” to protect water quality by blocking sunlight from penetrating the 175-acre surface of the reservoir, preventing chemical reactions that can cause algae blooms and other problems. Damian Dovarganes The Associated Press

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