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Did you know Torrevieja salt extraction system is practically unique in the world?
The wet salt extraction system is practically unique in the world. Others sea salt allows the water to evaporate to collect salt. In Torrevieja and La Mata lagoons is not like this.
Between the months of April and September the water is saturated with salts with the help of temperature, which rises as the hours of sun increase.
The salt precipitates in the bottom of the pink lagoon where it accumulates forming a layer that can be extracted throughout the year. To extract the salt, a unique technology is used which, connected to the shore by a narrow dike of more than a kilometre and a half in length, allows the extracted salt to flow through.