Friday, April 09, 2010

Pink Lake in Senegal

This pink colored lake located in Senegal, Africa its called Lake Retba or Lac Rose. It is so named for its pink waters, caused by cyanobacteria in the water. The color is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily. The lake also has a small salt collecting industry and is often the finishing point of the Dakar Rally.

Women in Senegal spend up to 14 hours a day on the banks of this lake to harvest salt. Each liter of water has about 380 grams of salt.

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gih said...

Wow! a red water.. is that the red sea?