Lac de Sainte-Croix, Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

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The Lake of Sainte-Croix is a man-made lake that was formed by the construction, between 1971 and 1974 (when it was put into service) of a reinforced-concrete arch dam by the name of. The reservoir holds a maximum of 761 million cubic metres of water. The dam, which generates 142 million kWh of electricity per year, is 94 metres high, 7.5 metres thick at its base and 3 metres thick at its crest.The village that can be seen adjacent to the lake, however, is not the eponymous village of Sainte-Croix-de-Verdon but Les Salles-sur-Verdon. The original village is now completely underwater.The other villages around the lake are: Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon Bauduen Les Salles-sur-Verdon (new village)
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  • beautiful Lake, a treat for fishing, we can do small boat or pedalo rides a treat
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  • Take a boat to walk around the Lake. Many places to dive fuck. Arrive early as parking lots filled quickly. Several trips possible all around the Lake. Predict good walking shoes. Do not forget in the summer you bring bezel (reflection), sunscreen, Cap for children, water bottles.
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  • Yesterday it was blowing a gale. Spray was being lifted off the water and blown the width of the lake. At times we were hanging onto the trees to stop being blown away. The ducks were all huddling clo...  more »