Through today’s photo gallery, we are making known to you the Lago del Salto, the largest artificial lake in the Lazio region. It is located in the province of Rieti and was created in 1940. Its waters are divided by those of Lake Turano nearby, another hydroelectric basin, through an artificial canal of about 9 km in length.
Named a while Lago del Borgo San Pietro, after the name of the village that was submerged by the waters of the basin, it reaches a maximum depth of 90 meters. Being morphologically similar to Lake Turano, the Lago del Salto has about 535 meters tall. Its total length is 10 km while it has an average width of about 1 km.
To complete the lake’s circumnavigation, you will have to travel about 57 kilometers crossing a variety of unique landscapes in Lazio. The two artificial basins in Salto and Turano feed the Cotilia hydroelectric plant, built in 1942 to serve the Terni steel factory. One of the features that make the Lago del Salto unique is the huge amount of “fiords” that open continuously along the shores.