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With a capacity of 40 million cubic metres, this massive dam towers 52m in height and measures 40m in width at its base, with a 608m-long dam wall at its crest. It was commissioned in 1950. Situated at the foot of the Dents-du-Midi range above the Trient Valley, it can be reached in 1½ hour’s walk from the picturesque hamlet of Van, above Salvan - Les Marécottes. The dam’s reservoir forms the man-made Lake Salanfe, whose waters beautifully mirror the surrounding peaks. The dam is a popular destination, known for its superb alpine views and many walking trails.
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Update: April 04, 2018

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2'563'462E 1'110'103N
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46.141417, 6.965809
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46°08'29.1"N 6°57'56.9"E
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32T 342890 5111771
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