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Retained by a dam built in 1948, the waters of the Rhône (which rise in Switzerland in the glacial cirques of the Oberland), formerly known as the «raging bull», have here been tamed to form a huge reservoir-lake 23 km long. In the summer pleasure boats ply these peaceful waters. At the foot of the dam the Léon-Perrier power station commemorates the founder of the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (National Company of the Rhône), which built seven dams on the French part of the river.

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  • Génissiat Dam Interesting

    D72A F - 01200 Injoux-Génissiat

    Also known as «dam-weight». This awesome construction has a water reservoir of approximately 53 millions m3 of dammed up waters, along 23 km. It is 104 m tall and its base is 100 m wide. This dam is self-sufficient, therefore it can resist the strong..

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