Potash evaporation ponds At the Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah are blue ecaporation ponds. It produces a salt that is used by farmers as fertilizer. The salt is pumped to the surface and dried in solar ponds in 300 days. The water is dyed blue to reduce the amount of time it takes fot the potash to crystallize. Darker water absorbs more sunlight and heat.
Between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, not to mention world-class whitewater, it’s no wonder Moab gets hailed as one of the best adventure hubs in the West. Here are some of the top ways to experience the best of Moab, Utah.