- Alfa Gardens

Alfa Gardens is an artificially constructed dam lake found in the centre of Wied ta’ Campra, located in central Malta, in the outskirts of Ta’ Qali. The dam lake is not accessible to the public because it is built within a private wedding venue. The dam lake covers an approximate area of 1,690m2. Due to the site being within a wedding venue, it is surrounded by concrete and commercial structures. The species present within the basin of the dam lake; Olea europaea, Prunus dulcis, Opuntia ficus-indica and Chamaerops humilis had been artificially planted.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
Wetland area: 0.20 Ha
Hydrological interaction: Yes 
Water salinity: Fresh (< 0.5 g/l)
Type of fresh water input: Catchment area (precipitation)
Surface water runoff Outflow controlled by dam
Open water area (%): > 95
Hydroperiod: Permanent
Geographic information
Census district: Western
Island: Malta
Local council: H'Attard
Longitude: 14.425230 East
Latitude: 35.887770 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
Activities on wetland
Activity Intensity
020 = Resource conservation High
110 = Use of pesticides High
120 = Fertilisation High
700 = Pollution High
Activities on catchment area
Activity Intensity
110 = Use of pesticides High
120 = Fertilisation High
700 = Pollution High
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply High
PC- = Chemical pollution High
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution High
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Other < 5
Shrubby / Arborescent 5 - 25
Species Presence status References
Chamaerops humilis
Olea europaea
Opuntia ficus-indica
Prunus dulcis