2.3.3 Pondage Areas Example 7

Location of Example: 143°48'30" East, 35°39'16" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Figure is an example of a Salt Evaporator.
  • Ground, Bore or Sea water is pumped into large ponds to enable the water to be evaporated by the sun leaving the salt behind.
  • Salt Evaporators may be differentiated from Aquaculture by the varied sizes of smaller beds with irregular edges located within a larger grid pattern.
  • Salt has a distinctive imagery signature in comparison to the surrounding environment.
Regional Considerations:
  • Salt Evaporators will only be found in areas of low rainfall and high solar intensity.
  • Salt Evaporators will be characteristically located on flat terrain.
Figure: Representation of a Salt Evaporator.

Figure: Orthophotography 50cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT 2.5m RGB=123

Topic contact: mapfeedback@ga.gov.au Last updated: January 20, 2012