GOZ019 - Wied tal-Ghajjun


Wied tal-Ghajjun is an artificially excavated pond, located in central Gozo, within Xagħra. This pond covers an area of approximately 1,510m2. The pond is not accessible to the public as it is completely fenced off, on privately-owned land. The pond is surrounded by agricultural land, however. no pipelines were present exiting the site, whether this site is being used. Due to limited accessibility it is unclear what species are present within the pond, however Eucalpytus camaldulensis was present within the basin. The site is not protected by any legislation.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
Wetland area: 0.20 Ha
Hydrological interaction: Yes 
Water salinity: Fresh (< 0.5 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Catchment area (precipitation)
Surface water runoff Other
Open water area (%): 76 - 95
Hydroperiod: Unknown
Geographic information
Census district: Gozo and Comino
Island: Gozo
Local council: Ix-Xaghra
Longitude: 14.270860 East
Latitude: 36.044330 North
Biological significance
Biological significance: Low
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
6 -- Water storage areas; reservoirs/barrages/dams/impoundments (generally over 8 ha)
Property status
Ecosystem services
Type of ecosystem service Ecosystem service Scale of Βenefit (%) Importance
Provisioning services Food
Provisioning services Fresh water
Cultural services Recreation and tourism
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation High
130 = Irrigation High
701 = water pollution High
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
100 = Cultivation High
110 = Use of pesticides High
120 = Fertilisation High
130 = Irrigation High
230 = Hunting Medium
501 = paths tracks cycling tracks High
701 = water pollution High
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply High
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution High
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Shrubby / Arborescent 26 - 50