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Gites and Cottages with Pools in the South Vendee.
Attraction in the Vendee.
BARRAGE DE BOISSE
On the inlet
of the Boisse a dam has been built across an old river inlet. As with al such
structures on the marshes it is for water management.
The One at Boisse was
built in 1840 to render the River Vendee navigatable fron Pont Neuf in Fontenay
le Comte to the mouth of the Longeve.
Dams built on transverse channels
through out the marshes are usefull in controlling the water flow towards the
Bund (embankment, dam or levee) of the discharge channel.
Others are built
upstream of the tidal gates with the aim of retaining a sufficient body for
release. The force thus produced serves to scour any mud downstream and as far
out to sea as possible.
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