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  Map: San Diego Section 25 |   Point: SD23

Name or Prominent Feature:
South Bay Salt Ponds
Area: Chula Vista
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 11
- Easting: 491311
- Northing: 3607077
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: 0
- Latitude: 0
Location: Corner of Bay Blvd. and Stella St., Chula Vista
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  • Historic Feature
  • Not on Coastal Trail
  • Viewpoint


  • The South Bay provides a rare glimpse of the industrial use of the salt marsh. Shallow ponds are used for evaporating salt from sea water, and the huge mounds of salt can loom 30-40 feet high.


     

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      • The impressive salt mounds dwarf a huge tractor.
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      • The historic salt works is still in production.
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      • Lagoons of salt water are dehydrated to accumulate salt.