Lake of Sainte-Croix

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Lac de Sainte-Croix
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Location Var/Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Coordinates 43°45′49″N 6°11′2″E / 43.76361°N 6.18389°E / 43.76361; 6.18389Coordinates: 43°45′49″N 6°11′2″E / 43.76361°N 6.18389°E / 43.76361; 6.18389
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Verdon River
Primary outflows Verdon River
Catchment area 1591 km²
Basin countries France
Surface area 22 km²
Max. depth 93 m
Water volume 760,000,000 m3 (2.7×1010 cu ft)
Surface elevation 477 m
Settlements Les Salles-sur-Verdon, Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, Bauduen

The Lake of Sainte-Croix (French: lac de 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 Dam of Sainte-Croix (French: Barrage de Sainte-Croix). 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:

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Lac de Sainte-Croix