Dry wash in San Rafael Desert with white surface salts

Dry wash in San Rafael Desert with white surface salts

Detailed Description

Dry wash in San Rafael Desert with white surface salts. White efflorescent salts form on the soil surface as water evaporates from the soil leaving the salt at the surface. 

Salinity loads that originate from groundwater within the Upper Colorado River Basin have decreased from 1986-2011, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study done in cooperation with the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program.

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Image Dimensions: 2272 x 1704

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Location Taken: US