MAL025 - It-Tellerit

It-Tellerit is an artificially constructed pond, located in northern Malta, within Ir-Rabat. The pond’s border is made of limestone blocks, and covers an approximate area of 1,100m2. The pond is accessible through a surfaced road nearby. The pond is predominantly surrounded by agricultural land, however, there was no indication that it was being used for the irrigation of these fields. The border of the pond is dominated by Arundo donax, however, some opportunistic species such as Asphodelus aestivus, Ferula communis and Oxalis pes-caprae were present. Some riparian/wetland species such as Rumex conglomeratus and Arum italicum were noted. Trees included Eucalpytus sp., Olea europaea, and Prunus dulcis. Opuntia ficus-indica is also present. The site is Chadwick Lakes and part of Mdina Area of High Landscape Value.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: 2. Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
Wetland area: 0.10 Ha
Hydrological interaction: -  
Water salinity: 1.Fresh (< 0.5 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Catchment area (precipitation)
Surface water runoff Other
Open water area (%): 26 - 50
Hydroperiod: 1. Permanent
Geographic information
Census district: Western
Island: Malta
Local council: Ir-Rabat
Longitude: 14.398720 East
Latitude: 35.904360 North
Biological significance
Biological significance: Medium
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
2 -- Ponds; includes farm ponds, stock ponds, small tanks; (generally below 8 ha)
Property status
Private
Protection statuses
Protection status category Protection status subcategory Area's name Code Coverage area (%) Legislation
National Area of High Landscape Value Chadwick Lakes u parti mill-Imdina 555546315 100 Development Planning Act (Act VII of 2016)
CDDA protection status
CDDA code CDDA category
MT15 Area of High Landscape Value
Wetland values
101 Ground water recharge
111 Active recreation
204 Agricultural resources
205 Water supply
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation Medium
230 = Hunting Low
701 = water pollution Medium
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
100 = Cultivation Medium
110 = Use of pesticides High
120 = Fertilisation High
130 = Irrigation High
411 = factory High
501 = paths tracks cycling tracks Medium
502 = roads motorways Low
701 = water pollution Medium
Impacts
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential Medium
ES- = Increase in water supply Low
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution Medium
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Other 26 - 50
Emergent
Shrubby / Arborescent < 5
Flora
Species Presence status References
Arum italicum
Arundo donax
Asphodelus aestivus
Eucalyptus sp.
Ferula communis
Lemna minor
Olea europaea
Opuntia ficus-indica
Oxalis pes-caprae
Prunus dulcis
Rumex conglomeratus

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