Photographer's Note

May 1, 2007
Saint-Laurent-le-Minier 300280 30440
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
43.933 3.650 188 m

Cascade of the Vis river

Photo catch in gloomy weather and with a weak light, adding, I think, more wild character with the site. I chose this framing tightened to give more importance to the fall and also to obtain, considering the conditions, a better quality of the fall view.

The Vis is a small affluent river of Herault, a 30 km length. It takes its source on the Saint-Guiral mount in the solid mass of Aigoual. It disappears in the ground with Larcy whereas its flow reaches 50 l/s. Approximately 15 km further, it re-appears in Vissec, the mill of Lafoux with a flow of 1200 to 2500 l/s. Its affluents are in major undergrounds part. the Vis erodes the basement, provocative constantly underground crumblings able to stop its course of the hours, even days, as in 1779, 1890, 1927 and 1961. Its exploration, appears difficult and dangerous in a water with 11 and a very strong current. The Screw then impressed its course of surface in impressive throats reaching 300 m of depth dug in plates limestones called causses, of which the Causse of Larzac, crossing the imposing site of the Circus of Navacelles. It follows its torrential course giving its energy to an electric micro-power station with Madires, and its purity with some pisciculture with trouts of quality, then is thrown in Herault with Ganges.

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