Potamon Dam Lake

After the completion of the Potamon Dam lake , the conditions for even greater attraction and presence of birds in the municipality of Amari area were created . The dam is in a great location, in a green valley and was constructed to meet the increasing water needs for irrigation of the wider area of Rethymnon .The dam was built in recent years in a position north of the village and of Patsos Gorge that had as a result the active transformation of the landscape since the small closed valley of Potamon now hosts a lake which is already working as an artificial wetland of great interest because it forms a new attraction area of recreational and tourism activities. Biologically speaking, it already seems to host a significant population of migratory birds , not to mention the important presence of endangered species such as the Ferruginous Duck. Its reservoir contains a significant amount of water.

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