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  -    -  Anti-Glacier

Ironic that this massive pile of Halite resembles glacial fragments – mimicking the icy bodies that it is utilized to subdue and melt away.

This pile of Halite sits along the banks of the Hudson River in South Troy, NY and gets replenished every summer in preparation for the impending icy winters – ridding salt and sidewalks of the agency of frozen water.  This year (2023) the pile was cut in a different manner, and arose like a glacier sitting in the middle of the city, upon a landscape once carved by ancient glacial movements and floods.

The residents have long complained about this pile when it’s uncovered, as dust from the salt on windy days gets blown around around the community and I can only imagine how much of it leeches into the river.