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Irrigation for fields is an urgent need in the hot summers of the Sicilian hinterland. The artificial lakes, technically called “reservoirs” are the solution. At least that the Cassa del Mezzogiorno has also identified also here, between 1963 and 1972, by financing the interception of the Gornalunga river to build the dam that would be renamed “Luigi Sturzo”. We are in the area of Caltagirone, and Caltagirone was the city of born to the statesman. The landscape in which the lake is inserted is totally agrarian, with a prevalence of fields for grain cultivation and citrus groves. Willows skim the surface of the water and some eucalyptus forests recall the massive and rapid reforestation of the area, dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. Like many bodies of water, it is a destination for many species of migratory birds, and an interesting destination on the way to Aidone.

 

Coordinates: 37.440523, 14.562818

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Irrigation for fields is an urgent need in the hot summers of the Sicilian hinterland. The artificial lakes, technically called “reservoirs” are the solution. At least that the Cassa del Mezzogiorno has also identified also here, between 1963 and 1972, by financing the interception of the Gornalunga river to build the dam that would be renamed “Luigi Sturzo”. We are in the area of Caltagirone, and Caltagirone was the city of born to the statesman. The landscape in which the lake is inserted is totally agrarian, with a prevalence of fields for grain cultivation and citrus groves. Willows skim the surface of the water and some eucalyptus forests recall the massive and rapid reforestation of the area, dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. Like many bodies of water, it is a destination for many species of migratory birds, and an interesting destination on the way to Aidone.   Coordinates: 37.440523, 14.562818  

 

 


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