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Lake Plastiras
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Plastiras Lake and the broader area is integrated in the European network Natura 2000. The lake level fluctuates depending on weather conditions and the needs of plain water.  The zonal vegetation of the broader area is characterized by oaks between 700-900 meters, firs between 900-1500 meters and alpine vegetation for the highest elevations. The herbaceous vegetation includes geraniums, cyclamens, ferns, egg yolks, daffodils and more. A great variety of mammals are located within the area. Some of them are foxes, wolves, wild boars, weasels, badgers, ferrets, bears and deer. Some bird species are gulls, terns, herons etc. Finally, fish species that swim in the lake are trout, bass, eels, carps, butterflies, roach and whitefish.

Lake Plastiras was created in 1959 at the point where the river Tavropos was redirecting in order to meet the river Achelous. At this point there was Nevropolis Airport which opened in 1943-1944 and now stands on the bottom of the lake. The project was completed in 1960. Today, the dam is managed by the Public Power Corporation.