La Save Environmentally Sensitive Area - Save Lake Sector

Presentation

The "Lac de Save" has an astonishing biodiversity : the European Beaver and the European Pond Turtle have completly settled here ! A partly-arranged path on wood gives you the opportunity to fully discover this land.
80,000 years ago, the Isle Crémieu region was covered in a hundreds of meters layer of ice. It probably looked like Alaska does today. The Isère glacier remained here for ten thousands of years before disappearing, only 15,000 years ago.

The glacier resculpted the landscape, hollowing it out and leaving behind various deposits. As the glacier melted, the basins became impermeable and turned into lakes, which gradually filled in over several thousand years to form vast wetlands and swamps.

The Save Lake is a relic of these post-glacier lakes. Its morphology, with a depth of 15 meters and abrup banks, is typical of the work of a glacier. This lake will fill in eventually, as the peatland banks gradually encroach upon its surface area.
The timescale of this phenomon goes way beyond that of the life of humans; it will take about 15,000 years for the lake to be transformed into marshland!
Themes
  • classifications :
    • Espaces Naturels Sensibles
  • Water :
    • Lake

Tarifs

Free of charge.
Contact
La Save Environmentally Sensitive Area - Save Lake Sector
Passins
38510
Arandon-Passins
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French

Map

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Espace Naturel Sensible de la Save - Secteur du lac de Save
Passins
38510
Arandon-Passins
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.698928
Longitude : 5.455964
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