- Triq Garibaldi 1

Triq Garibaldi is an artificially constructed reservoir, intended for irrigation and water storage, located in southern Malta within Il-Marsa. The reservoir is constructed out of limestone blocks and cement, and covers an approximate area of 1,060m2. The site is not accessible to the public as it is behind a locked gate. The reservoir is mainly surrounded by agricultural land, with pipelines scattered throughout from the reservoir, indicating that it is being used for irrigation purposes. A large population of the invasive alien Ricinus communis was present towards the north and south of the basin, whilst the eastern and western basins were occupied by Olea europaea. The site is located in an agricultural pocket.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: Inland
Wetland type: Artificial
Wetland area: 0.10 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 (%): > 95
Hydroperiod: Permanent
Geographic information
Census district: Southern Harbour
Island: Malta
Local council: Il-Marsa
Longitude: 14.495120 East
Latitude: 35.867710 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
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
419 = other industrial / commercial areas High
502 = roads motorways High
701 = water pollution High
Impact Intensity
EE- = Increase of economic potential High
ES- = Increase in water supply High
PF- = Fertilizer/Excess nutrient pollution High
PP- = Pesticide pollution
Vegetation types
Type Coverage (%)
Shrubby / Arborescent 51 - 75
Other 26 - 50
Species Presence status References
Olea europaea
Ricinus communis