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50 shades of borscht! Heatwave turns salt lake waters into different vibrant colors in Yuncheng04:54

50 shades of borscht! Heatwave turns salt lake waters into different vibrant colors in Yuncheng

China, Yuncheng
August 20, 2022 at 12:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

The salt lakes in Yuncheng have turned into a multi-coloured palette because of heat exposure.

A drone captured the natural wonder on Thursday when the water in the lakes was coloured in different shades of red, green, orange and other colours.

The lake is apparently often more colourful during summer when the rise in temperature precipitates more algae and more varied hues, with the waters usually turning back to normal during winter. However, Guo Sanniu, a retired employee from the Salt and Chemistry Bureau in Yuncheng, explained that the concentration of salt was higher than usual at the moment.

50 shades of borscht! Heatwave turns salt lake waters into different vibrant colors in Yuncheng04:54
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The salt lakes in Yuncheng have turned into a multi-coloured palette because of heat exposure.

A drone captured the natural wonder on Thursday when the water in the lakes was coloured in different shades of red, green, orange and other colours.

The lake is apparently often more colourful during summer when the rise in temperature precipitates more algae and more varied hues, with the waters usually turning back to normal during winter. However, Guo Sanniu, a retired employee from the Salt and Chemistry Bureau in Yuncheng, explained that the concentration of salt was higher than usual at the moment.