- Ta' Qali 1

Ta’ Qali is an elevated artificially constructed reservoir, intended for irrigation and water storage, located in central Malta within the Ta’ Qali National Park. The reservoir is constructed out of cement, while the borders have been constructed from limestone and covers an approximate area of 1,500m2. The site lies adjacent to an active surfaced road, however, it is locked and gated behind a fence on private property. The southern side of the reservoir is surrounded by agricultural land (mainly vineyards), whilst the northern side is occupied by abandoned buildings. There was no vegetation present within the reservoir and basin. There is no data present regarding wildlife. The reservoir receives water from the Chadwick Lakes system. The site falls within the Ta’ Qali Recreation Area and the Ta’ Qali Action Plan Area.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
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 Outflow controlled by pipeline
Open water area (%): > 95
Hydroperiod: Permanent
Geographic information
Census district: Western
Island: Malta
Local council: H'Attard
Longitude: 14.419780 East
Latitude: 35.901030 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
Wetland values
110 Wildlife habitat
204 Agricultural resources
205 Water supply
204 Agricultural resources
205 Water supply
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation High
110 = Use of pesticides Medium
120 = Fertilisation Medium
130 = Irrigation Medium
701 = water pollution Medium
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
100 = Cultivation Medium
110 = Use of pesticides Medium
120 = Fertilisation Medium
130 = Irrigation Medium
402 = discontinuous urbanisation Medium
430 = Agricultural structures Low
502 = roads motorways High
701 = water pollution Medium
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply Medium
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution Medium
PP- = Pesticide pollution Medium