A point of attraction for waterbirds
Contrary to what happens with many other dams, the banks of this dam retain dense vegetation, which enables it to host a rich bird community. The water surface measures over 10 km long and barely one and a half kilometres at its widest, near the dam. The environment is surrounded by vineyards.
Numerous waterbirds come to nest and, above all, to winter in the reservoir. Nearby, the banks of its tributary, the Avia river, provide an opportunity to watch a number of birds.