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A mountain climate with humid influences
The three glacial Malrif lakes (Grand Laus, Petit Laus, and Mézan) of the Hautes-Alpes department are located in the intra-alpine biogeographic zone of Briançonnais-Queyras. It is subject to a dry continental-type mountain climate with wetter Adriatic influences from the Italian Po plain. The lakes notably include characteristic cryophilic low-marsh habitats containing rare plant species as well as lichen-rich moorlands on the windy and cold ridges.
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