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Salagou Lake, Languedoc, France

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... The Salagou was originally a stream which led to the river Herault. Both would regularly overflow after heavy rainfalls, flooding the roundabout villages several times a year, whilst the territory to the west, suffered from constant draughts and dryness, making the earth uncultivable. In ... Read review

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"...is a man made lake. The Salagou was originally a stream which led to the river Herault. Both would regularly overflow after heavy rainfalls, flooding the roundabout villages several times a year, whilst the territory to the west, suffered from constant draughts and dryness, making the earth uncultivable. In 1958, the decision was taken to build a dam, and flood the bottom of a valley of 750 acres, on a seven kilometre stretch. By doing so, the ..." Read review
03.01.2008

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Type Lake
City Languedoc
Country France
Continent Europe

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