Lake Annecy (French Lac d'Annecy) is a lake in Haute-Savoie in France.
It is the second largest lake in France, after lac du Bourget, except for the French part of lac Léman (Lake Geneva). It is known as "Europe's cleanest lake" because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports.
The lake was formed about 18,000 years ago at the time the large alpine glaciers. It is fed by many small rivers from the surrounding mountains (Ire, Eau morte, Laudon, Bornette and Biolon), and from a powerful underwater source, the Boubioz, which enters at 82 m depth.
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- Date Taken: 2008-02-02
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