GOZ027 - Tal-Lunzjata

Tal-Lunzjata is an artificially excavated pond, located in central Gozo, between Xewkija and Għajnsielem. The pond covers an area of approximately 2,395m2. The pond is located on privately-owned land, however, it is accessible from a nearby surfaced road. The site is located adjacent to disturbed agricultural land and is located close to a vehicle repair/warehouse facility. The pond is likely fed by a borehole, however, there was no indication during the field visit that it is being used for irrigation. Within the basin of the pond some Arundo donax, Tamarix sp. and Eucalyptus sp. were noted. The site is not protected by any legislation.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: 2. Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
Wetland area: 0.20 Ha
Hydrological interaction: -  
Water salinity: 1.Fresh (< 0.5 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Other
Surface water runoff There is no obvious water outflow
Open water area (%): 26 - 50
Hydroperiod: 4. Unknown
Geographic information
Census district: Gozo and Comino
Island: Gozo
Local council: Ix-Xewkija
Longitude: 14.270680 East
Latitude: 36.031690 North
Biological significance
Biological significance: Low
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
2 -- Ponds; includes farm ponds, stock ponds, small tanks; (generally below 8 ha)
Property status
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation High
130 = Irrigation High
701 = water pollution High
952 = eutrophication Low
954 = invasion by a species High
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
100 = Cultivation High
110 = Use of pesticides High
120 = Fertilisation High
130 = Irrigation High
401 = continuous urbanisation High
419 = other industrial / commercial areas High
502 = roads motorways High
701 = water pollution High
Impact Intensity
AN- = Increase in noise High
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply High
FC- = Change in faunal species composition Low
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution High
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Emergent 5 - 25
Shrubby / Arborescent < 5
Species Presence status References
Arundo donax
Tamarix sp.