Photographer's Note

This flooded zone is located near the town of Ceilhes, near the Southern border of the Larzac plateau. This area is usually dry and the trees you can see on the pict are not lacustrine species. In facts, near this place, is a large retention dam (barrage d'Avene) which is actually used to keep water reserves.
Last summer in southern France have been very dry and temperatures have reached really high values. One of the results of this meteorologic context has been that we had a lot of forest fires.
Therefore, authorities decided to make very large water reserves in prevision of this summer. That's the reason why the dam level has reached fields that are usually dry (and the reason why those trees have their feet in the water !)...

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