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saltpan

(ˈsɔːltˌpæn)
n
(Physical Geography) a shallow basin, usually in a desert region, containing salt, gypsum, etc, that was deposited from an evaporated salt lake
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Noun1.saltpan - a shallow basin in a desert region; contains salt and gypsum that was deposited by an evaporated salt lake
basin - a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; "the basin of the Great Salt Lake"
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saltpan

[ˈsɔːltˌpæn] n(bacino di) salina
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The broken cliffs capping the steep northern slope that faces the saltpan provided a natural defence (Figure 3).
01%) potential zone is present mainly in the coastal plain, and it includes saltpan, clay patches and salt marsh, tidal flat deposits and denudational hills, built-up and forest landuse patterns, a vertisol soil type and higher drainage density.
Kutch, Jan 31, (ANI): The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has introduced a low cost windmill to help poor saltpan workers in Kutch.
She grounds us with the precise alignment on the floor of long steel trays filled with sand and stone and saltpan, charcoal and bark, materials sourced from the Australian outback, much of it brought back to Sydney in suitcases.
I observed dozens feeding on the flooded saltpan of the Ballona Wetlands after heavy rains in Jan.
The site is adjacent to a dirt track that runs along a saltpan strip between the higher ground and mangroves.
Knowing next to nothing about either place but being aware that at one time their parochial boundaries had met at some impenetrable spot around Saltpan Creek, I agreed.
The radar station is proposed for the flat valley floor, covered in mesquite and saltpan, about two miles from a salt marsh and five or six miles from the warm springs that are the destination for most of the visitors willing to risk hours driving over an uncertain dirt road.
The New Bombay project acquired large amounts of agricultural and saltpan land from peasants in 95 villages for meagre cash compensation.
The saltpan formed small natural islands and these were used by the sea birds as a safe overnight spot, keeping predators at bay.
Sites visited included the Gaudalquiver Delta, Bonanza saltpans, grass lowlands and marshes, and also wooded hills and mountains.