GOZ016 - Qasam San Gorg

Qasam San Gorg is a natural pond, located in western Gozo, between Santa Luċija and Ta’ Kerċem. This pond covers an area of approximately 1,750m2. The pond is not accessible to the public and is locked behind a gate, located on privately-owned land. The pond is predominantly surrounded by agricultural land, and therefore it is likely that the pond is used for the irrigation of these fields. Due to limited accessibility, it is unclear what species are present within the pond and its basin. The site is not protected by any legislation.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Inland
Wetland type: Natural
Wetland area: 0.20 Ha
Hydrological interaction: -  
Water salinity: Fresh (< 0.5 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Catchment area (precipitation)
Surface water runoff Other
Open water area (%): 26 - 50
Hydroperiod: Unknown
Geographic information
Census district: Gozo and Comino
Island: Gozo
Local council: Ta' Kercem
Longitude: 14.218100 East
Latitude: 36.046640 North
Wetland condition
Wetland status (MEDWET): 4 - Original habitats/landform highly modified (<10% untouched)
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
Ts -- Seasonal/intermittent freshwater marshes/pools on inorganic soils; includes sloughs, potholes, seasonally flooded meadows, sedge marshes
Property status
Private
Wetland values
101 Ground water recharge
204 Agricultural resources
205 Water supply
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation Medium
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
401 = continuous urbanisation Low
701 = water pollution High
Impacts
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential Medium
ES- = Increase in water supply High
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution High
PP- = Pesticide pollution

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