Lake San Domenico his water is emerald colored

Did you know that the water of Lake San Domenico is emerald colored? The lake of San Domenico, which rises in the Sagittario Valley, manages to enchant visitors thanks to its particular chromatic hue which in some hours of the day takes on an intense emerald green color. Traveling along the panoramic SR 479 Sannite with its narrow curves and small tunnels dug into the mountain and which from Cocullo leads to Lake Scanno, one is struck by the color of this wonderful lake that seems to come out of nowhere right next to the road. Often visitors who go to renowned locations such as Lake Scanno or the Abruzzo National Park, do not consider this stage in their intent but almost they always stop even if just to take some pictures because the desire to stop in front of such beauty is very strong. The lake of San Domenico is an artificial reservoir formed due to the damming of the Sagittario river in 1929 and feeds a hydroelectric plant located 6 km further downstream, reached by a conduit mainly dug into the rock. Following the construction of the dam, the old road and the old bridge were completely submerged by water and it is possible to see them resurface in lean periods.

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