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Britton Savannah


Retained by the dam Nestavel weight, area of the town of Brennilis, it has been established to regulate the flow of Elez used by the hydroelectric plant of Saint Herbot: after the dam, the inflow through River is 1.12 m³ / sec, and very rarely exceeds 5 m³ / sec. From the 1960s until 1985, water was used to cool the nuclear Monts d'Arree.
The lake is fed by Elez east and two streams, the Roudouhir north-east and the Red Ster-east, corresponding to a catchment area of 33 sq. km. It is divided into four towns: Brennilis (Northeast), Loqueffret (Southeast), Brasparts (Southwest) and Botmeur (Northwest).
At its inception, the lake has flooded a number of marshes and bogs located in the heart of Yeun Elez, basin surrounded by mountains of Arrée gentle slopes covered moors. Where a landscape more like the Ireland [4] that traditional Breton grove. He finds himself still on the East and Northwest, and on the Peninsula, the former interfluve Roudouhir and become a valley drained peatland. The lake belongs to the Regional Natural Park of Armorica. When placed in water, beavers were introduced into the bog of Venec the North.
(automatic translation with Google from wikipedia)

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