NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite captured Sambhar Salt Lake, Rajasthan, India.

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The Sambhar Salt Lake, India’s largest inland salt lake, is located 80km southwest of Jaipur. The lake the source of most of Rajasthan’s salt production. It produces 196,000 tonnes of clean salt every year, which is around 9% of India’s salt production. Sambhar is also the wetland which is a key wintering area for tens of thousands of pink flamingos and other birds that migrate from northern Asia and Siberia.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

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Reference: Lake Sambhar (NASA Earth Observatory)
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