The intermittent lake

In the limestone garrigues region of southern France between Avignon and Montpellier and between the sea and the Cévennes range, the few lakes that exist are mostly the result of flood control dams on the local rivers. After the violent rains of the autumn, surface water flushes rapidly away to the sea or disappears into…


There are very few lakes in the Languedoc where rivers and streams are dry for 4 or 5 months of the year.