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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lake Saint Croix, France

Lake Saint Croix is a spectacular man-made lake situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area of France.
A huge dam built for a hydro power-plant holds the 761 million cubic metres of water in its place.
With a length of 10km and more than 3km wide in some parts, the lake covered most of the old village of Les Salles-sur-Verdon which now lays 40m under water. When the dam was built the village was relocated on higher ground but only a few structures were preserved.

Lake Saint Croix
Lake Saint Croix 

Tourists enjoying Lake Saint Croix
Tourists enjoying Lake Saint Croix

The beach of Lake Saint Croix
The beach of Lake Saint Croix


Lake Saint Croix meets the mountains
Lake Saint Croix meets the mountains