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Salt production at Lake Grassmere

Salt production at Lake Grassmere

Salt has been produced from evaporated sea water at Lake Grassmere/Kāpara Te Hau since 1952. Masses of algae and tiny shrimps give the crystallisation ponds a pink hue. The lake is on the Marlborough coast between White Bluffs/Te Parinui o Whiti (in the background) and Cape Campbell (not visible in this image).

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Awatere valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015