The Silent Lake

The Silent Lake

A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature – Henry David Thoreau.

A dam was built on the Bin-el-Ouidane River, forming a 3,755 ha reservoir that brightens up the surrounding mountainous terrain. This impressive piece of engineering, 133m tall and 285m long at the top, produces electricity and irrigates the Tadla Plains. The road affords great views of the dam and the calm and amazingly blue waters of the lake.