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Covering canals with solar panels would reduce evaporation, avoid using other land for solar farms and reduce aquatic weed and algae growth

California is about to launch an experiment to cover aqueducts with solar panels, a plan that if scaled up might save billions of gallons of otherwise evaporated water while powering millions of homes.

Project Nexus in the Turlock Irrigation District launches in mid-October amid Western North America’s worst drought in 1,200 years and as human-influenced climate change exacerbates the dry spell.

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Source: Reuters

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