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Lake Saint Ferréol

The Bassin de Saint-Ferréol was created as the result of a large earth dam across the mouth of the valley of Laudot stream at St. Ferréol in the Montagne Noire. It was originally proposed by Chevalier de Clerville and accepted by Pierre Paul Riquet as an integral part of the Canal du Midi. Riquet needed to provide a sufficient water reservoir to allow the locks to function year round, even in the dry summer season. The dam was begun on 15 April 1667 and was completed in four years. It was the first dam built specifically to supply water to a navigable canal and was by far the greatest single work of civil engineering undertaken during the building of the Canal du Midi.[
Lac Saint Ferréol
Rigole de la Montagne
Rigole de la Montagne
Rigole de la Montagne
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol
Lac Saint Ferréol