salt flat

noun

Definition of salt flat

: a salt-encrusted flat area resulting from evaporation of a former body of water

Examples of salt flat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Chile’s Salar de Atacama salt flat, lithium and other mining activities consumed 65% of the water, causing groundwater depletion and soil contamination and forcing local communities to abandon ancestral settlements, the UN said last year. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 11 June 2021 At the salt flat, two companies pump out brine from below the surface. Ian Morse, Quartz, 22 Dec. 2020 Discover how Gray Malin made these trippy photos of Bolivia's salt flats22. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Mar. 2020 Badwater Basin Salt Flats Death Valley National Park, California Distance: 1-plus miles; out-and-back Trail surface: Wooden boardwalk and hard-packed salt flatsAt 282 feet below sea level, Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 15 Jan. 2020 American mining company Albemarle pays the local Chilean government to mine the salt flats for lithium. Calum Trenaman, Stef Blendis And Nicki Shields, CNN, 10 Feb. 2020 The Camargue, a marshy delta by the Mediterranean, features red salt flats and free-roaming white horses. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Nov. 2019 The salt flats under their control could produce enough lithium to build 1.2 million electric cars annually. Calum Trenaman, Stef Blendis And Nicki Shields, CNN, 10 Feb. 2020 But the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni salt flat are also some of the continent’s most beautiful destinations. Chadner Navarro, Fortune, 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of salt flat

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt flat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20flat. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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