Mysterious Red/Brown Pools south of Foster Citygreenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
I was flying from Houston to SF yesterday, and as I looked out the window, I noticed several large rectangular pools (?) with rounded corners. They were the color of flower pots (reddish-brown) and some of them had some whitish color swirled in. What are these things? They look very strange from above.
-- Manny Parsons (email@example.com), July 10, 2002
Salt evaporation ponds.
-- John Martini (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 10, 2002.
For more information on the South Bay and the salt industry, read Harold Gilliam's book on San Francisco Bay. Can't remember the exact title.
-- Don Martinich (email@example.com), July 12, 2002.
"Harold Gilliam" brings up 8 hits over at Amazon.com. If you google for just him, you'll find he's quite a well-respected and prolific writer of Bay Area guides (and beyond the bay, too).
-- Rosa (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 12, 2002.