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Researchers Test Coating Reservoirs to Save Water

Researchers are reviving the old idea of saving water by coating reservoirs with a thin barrier of nontoxic chemicals to slow down evaporation.

Workers cut open bags of WaterSavr, an evaporation suppressant, to apply the powder to Lake Arrowhead. WaterSavr's manufactu…

Researchers are reviving the old idea of saving water by coating reservoirs with a thin barrier of nontoxic chemicals to slow down evaporation. Further tests are continuing, following a field test last summer in Lake Arrowhead, near Wichita Falls, that yielded results that some say are promising but others say are inconclusive. (Nature)

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