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From Science Daily on 04-Jun-2015 16:26

In 1913 in Southern California, two 241-mile-long electric lines began carrying power from hydroelectric dams in the Sierra Nevada to customers in Los Angeles--a massive feat of infrastructure. In 1923, power company Southern California Edison upgraded the line to carry 220,000 volts, among the highest voltage lines in the world at the time. Now a new paper examines a threat to that power grid: voluminous streams of bird excrement.

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