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Lac de Serre-Poncon, Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur, France: Panoramic View of Lac de Serre-Poncon

Lac de Serre-Poncon

(Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur, France)

6,919 acres

50 miles of shoreline

295 feet max. depth

Lac de Serre-Poncon in the Provence Region of France proves that mankind can create a treasure of nature while solving a problem. Building a dam across the Durance River created one of Europe's largest reservoirs. In the process, a hydroelectric generation station was created, irrigation and drinking water secured, and devastating flooding contained. The dam was originally planned in 1856, but unstable ... Read full review

Lac de Serre-Poncon, Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur, France: Panoramic View of Lac de Serre-Poncon

Lac de Serre-Poncon

(Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur, France)

6,919 acres

50 miles of shoreline

295 feet max. depth

Lac de Serre-Poncon in the Provence Region of France proves that mankind can create a treasure of nature while solving a problem. Building a dam across the Durance River created one of Europe's largest reservoirs. In the process, a hydroelectric generation station was created, irrigation and drinking water secured, and devastating flooding contained. The dam was originally planned in 1856, but unstable ... Read full review

Tenmile Lake, Oregon, USA: Wildlife at Tenmile Lake

Tenmile Lake

(Oregon, USA)

1,958 acres

43 miles of shoreline

27 feet max. depth

13 feet above sea level

Tenmile Lake is a large, recreational lake near the city of Lakeside in Coos County, Oregon. Tenmile Lake is actually two lakes, North Tenmile Lake and (South) Tenmile Lake, which are connected by a short canal. The lakes were formed by sand dunes during glacial activity which created an impoundment on Tenmile Creek. Today, the two lakes combined offer 1,958 acres of pristine water for a wide range ... Read full review

Lake Michigamme, Michigan, USA: Lake Michigamme Shoreline

Lake Michigamme

(Michigan, USA)

4,360 acres

36 miles of shoreline

72 feet max. depth

1,552 feet above sea level

Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Lake Michigamme's name derives from the Ojibway word for 'big water', the same Native American word that gives the state its name. With over 4,300 acres of water, it certainly is big. Although the lake is located next to one of the main highways (US 41/M28) in the northernmost part of the state, much of the lakefront is heavily wooded and undeveloped with some ... Read full review

Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA: Boats at Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich

(Illinois, USA)

250 acres

3 miles of shoreline

30 feet max. depth

843 feet above sea level

Lake Zurich is a charming private lake conveniently located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois and approximately 50 miles south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Covering 250 acres, this small lake offers all the advantages of lakeside living in the growing urban environment of the Chicagoland region. With parks, beaches, promenade and walking path found around the shore, Lake Zurich offers a quiet retreat ... Read full review

Laguna de Apoyo: Kayaking at Laguna de Apoyo

Laguna de Apoyo

(Granada, Nicaragua - Masaya, Nicaragua)

5,190 acres

12 miles of shoreline

656 feet max. depth

246 feet above sea level

She has fallen asleep in the hammock by Laguna de Apoyo, her book resting open on her chest. A soft breeze coming off the turquoise water ruffles her hair while howler monkeys chatter in the overhead. She meant to stay awake and enjoy the giant palm trees, black sand beach and crystal clear freshwater of Laguna de Apoyo, but the tranquility of the volcanic crater lake caught her. There will be ... Read full review

Lake Bomoseen, Vermont, USA: Lake Bomoseen from Prospect Point

Lake Bomoseen

(Vermont, USA)

2,370 acres

65 feet max. depth

440 feet above sea level

Lake Bomoseen is the most prominent lake in Vermont's Lake Region, located in the west-central part of the state. Stretching almost 9 miles long and one mile wide and covering an expansive 2,370 acres, Lake Bomoseen is the largest lake contained entirely within Vermont's state borders. The lake has a maximum depth of 65 feet and was formed by glaciers many thousands of years ago. Lake Bomoseen ... Read full review

Lake Ouderkerk, North Holland, Netherlands: Springtime Ouderkerk Boating

Lake Ouderkerk

(North Holland, Netherlands)

180 acres

3 miles of shoreline

141 feet max. depth

-13 feet above sea level

Lake Ouderkerk graces the Amsterdam 'Green Belt' of Amstelland like a shimmering mirage. This lovely man-made lake was dug during sand extraction for highway building on one of the famed polders of North Holland and soon developed into the perfect family swimming spot near the city. The surrounding area is below sea level, and the 140-foot deep sand pit quickly created one of the deepest lakes in ... Read full review

Lake Koocanusa: Low Water in Winter at Lake Koocanusa

Lake Koocanusa

(British Columbia, Canada - Montana, USA)

46,720 acres

249 miles of shoreline

370 feet max. depth

2,459 feet above sea level

In the far north of the United States, tucked into the northwestern end of Montana, is the long, narrow Lake Koocanusa. This lake is actually a man-made reservoir, created by the damming of the Kootenai (or, alternatively, Kootenay) River in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The dam that was built was named Libby Dam, after the town of Libby, which is a few miles away. Lake Koocanusa was formed ... Read full review

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