Near the meeting point of the Acheloos river with the Agrafioti and Megdova offshoots, the artificial lake of Kremaston was created in 1965, in which many villages were submerged, from Euritania county as well as Aitolokarnania county. This makes up the largest earth dam of Europe. It has a capacity of 4.700.000.000 cubic meters, that is 11 times greater than Marathon lake. The importance of the lake is due to not only generating electricity and hydrating the surrounding area, but also to increasing the area's biodiversity and its use by migratory birds as a waystation.
This extract is cited August 2003 from the Municipality of Karpenission URL below, which contains images.
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