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Drought: will there be kayaking this summer?

2023-03-21T17:46:27.103Z


In the gorges of the Verdon, the Ardèche and the Tarn, tourism professionals rely on low water supports to allow holidaymakers to jump into the water.


Almost a year ago, June looked like the end of summer, and for lack of water in many sites, rafting, hydrospeed and other canoeing were relegated to the rank of memories.

The winter drought raises fears of the same scenario.

And sobriety, the key word of the last few months, is essential, after energy, for water.

In the small world of tourism (as elsewhere), everyone scans the sky...

Under the spotlight, straddling the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Var: the Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe and whitewater paradise in grandiose landscapes.

In August, in the middle of a heat wave, the Sainte-Croix lake was dry at the level of the Galetas bridge.

And it was all the throats that seemed parched.

An AFP dispatch had exaggerated.

The tourist office replied:

“The Gorges du Verdon are not closed!

But

the press release remained a dead letter.

“It was defamatory.

The Gorges du Verdon are not limited to the Sainte-Croix lake”

, Daniel storms again…

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Source: lefigaro

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