Black Balls Reservoirs of LA May 14, 2019 7:15:19 GMT Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by syzygy on May 14, 2019 7:15:19 GMT Interesting technology for fresh-water treatment has been introduced in LA some 11 years ago in 2008. (Today, in 2019 still I did a backflip in my armchair watching this, also no GE layer-info available so thought to share here.)3 million black plastic balls were dumped into Ivanhoe reservoir*, that thought to block sunlight, prevent harmful chemical reactions, keep birdies away (no poop) also decrease evaporation.*Image source mentions 400.000 balls (others 200.000) (?)There were critics about the bacterological hazards of the system, however 96 million balls at Van Norman reservoir were still in-pool by 11/2018 , and based on GE imagery fill started at 12/2013. For other reasons, balls were removed from Ivanhoe Reservoir in 2015.Placemarks for these two reservoirs with links to sources attached:Black Balls Reservoirs - LA USA.kmz (1.55 KB)Other examples of Shade Balls with GE reference and fresh news welcome!