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Hills and Lakes Near the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain and France

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September 5th, 2009 Category: Lakes

France - August 31st, 2009

France - August 31st, 2009

The mountains of the Pyrenees arise in southwestern Europe, forming a natural border between France (above) and Spain (below). The highest summits of the range reach around 3400 meters.

Here, a series a green lines appears to fan out and radiate northward from the Pyrenees through French territory. These green lines are actually rows of hills reaching about 400 meters in height.

Across the border on the Spanish side, two bright turquoise lakes can be seen. These are the Mediano Reservoir (above), with a surface area of 1714 Ha., and the El Grado Reservoir (below), both created by dams on the Cinca River.

The Cinca has its source is in the Circo de Pineta, in the Aragonese Pyrenees. It begins its descent between cascades and torrents, in the mountains of the Tres Sorores.

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