Perte du Rhône
In 1948 the Génissiat Dam, designed by French architects Albert Laprade and Léon Bazin, was built to the south of Bellegarde. With the dam, the perte du Rhône was transformed into a reservoir twenty three kilometres long, from Génissiat to the Swiss border. A similar feature called pertes de la Valserine still exists in the same area.
- Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (Municipality, Ain, France)
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