Joking apart the way the rain came down and flooded the various places is no good at all for water retention in the ground which is required to feed the lakes and reservoirs etc.
When we are in the South of France we see all the irrigation channels alongside the roads. A lot are now disused and everything is fed by pipelines. In the Mont Ventoux area there is the Carpentras Canal about 20 foot wide, It must be something like 20 miles long but it twists and turns.
The water that feeds the Canal and the piped system comes from the various mountains but itís their rock structure that stores it. We donít have that type of rock.
There in one place that we often visit where the. Water comes out of a cave at the bottom of a high cliff. There was a notice erected a few years ago which showed where the water came from as in a dry period they were able to send down cave divers and robots to explore. They managed to determine they the water that came up and flowed out of the cave entrance came from I think 650 meters below.
I think the place is Fontaineís de Vaucluse.
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