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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = salt_pond
Salt ponds SF Bay (dro!d).jpg
A place where sea water is evaporated to extract its salt Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Landuse
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A salt pond, salt evaporation pond or saltern is where salt water is sun-heated, and salt is extracted by humans. These areas can be bigger than a city.
This tag is not used for naturally formed salt surfaces. For natural coastal wetlands see wetland=saltmarsh and wetland=tidalflat .

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Applies to areas only. The small "bridges" between them can be tagged as man_made=embankment, and there may be a highway=track or highway=footway. Only tag the enclosed areas of evaporating water and not the whole extent of the salt pond area.

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