Lake Sauvabelin is a relaxing place located in upper Lausanne that welcomes nearly 250,000 people every year. This artificial lake was originally created as a “lake to ice skate”, providing a form of entertainment for inhabitants of Lausanne. Today, the city of Lausanne wishes to restore the lake and its natural surroundings in order to improve the biological quality of the site and visitors experience.
This ambitious project started in November 2015 by a cleaning phase of Sauvabelin’s lake bed sediment. Following this operation, the capturing of different species in the lake was organized. On this particular day, more than 700 fishes and 6 turtles were then distributed in ponds in the region, including the pond at the River House.
La Maison de la Rivière has been mandated to conduct an expertise on the reorganization of the Lake of Sauvabelin and for the management of the aquatic species.