Kremasta Lake

Lake of Kremasta (artificial lake) was created in 1965, near the point where the Acheloos River meets the Agrafiotis and Megdovas tributaries.

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Lake of Kremasta villages of both Evrytania and Aetolia-Acarnania Prefectures were drowned under its waters.

Kremasta Lake is the largest earth dam in Europe, with a capacity of 4,700,000,000 cubic metres – 11 times the size of Lake Marathon. The exploitation of the lake is one of the major targets of Prefecture governors.

The Kremasta lake was formed as a result of the construction of the hydroelectric dam of Kremasta by the Public Power Corporation (DEI).

The Kremasta dam is considered the largest earth dam in Europe, with a volume of 7,800,000 cubic metres, 465 m. long and 700 m. wide at its base.

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