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Lake Holy Cross
The dam of Holy Cross , built in a gorge , represents a remarkable technical achievement . Surrounded by cliffs rising on nearly 300 m high , it holds 760 million m3 of water. Put water in 1973 it covers the ancient valley over an area of 2200 hectares.
14 Km long and 2 Km wide , is bounded upstream by the Galetas bridge beyond which canoes and pedal back to the Grand Canyon ( Gorges du Verdon ) . The downstream below the dam , the river seen sneaking into the Gorge Baudinard .