MAL055 - Triq Garibaldi 2


Triq Garibaldi is an artificially constructed reservoir, intended for irrigation and water storage, located in southern Malta within Ħal Luqa. The reservoir is made of cement blocks and covers an approximate area of 1,030m2. The reservoir is predominantly surrounded by agricultural land with pipelines originating from the reservoir, indicating that the collected water is being used for irrigation on these fields. A thick layer of green algae is present at the bottom of the reservoir, whilst within the basin a single Ceratonia siliqua and a few Ricinus communis are present. The site is not protected by any legislation.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
Wetland area: 0.10 Ha
Hydrological interaction: -  
Water salinity: Fresh (< 0.5 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Catchment area (precipitation)
Surface water runoff Outflow controlled by pipeline
Open water area (%): > 95
Hydroperiod: Permanent
Geographic information
Census district: Southern Harbour
Island: Malta
Local council: Hal Luqa
Longitude: 14.495170 East
Latitude: 35.864480 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 Fresh water
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation High
130 = Irrigation Low
701 = water pollution Low
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
100 = Cultivation Low
110 = Use of pesticides Low
120 = Fertilisation Low
130 = Irrigation Low
411 = factory High
430 = Agricultural structures Low
502 = roads motorways High
701 = water pollution Low
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply Low
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution Low
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Shrubby / Arborescent < 5
Other < 5
Species Presence status References
Ceratonia siliqua
Ricinus communis