GOZ008 - Tas-Seqer

Tas-Seqer is an artificially constructed pond, located in north-western Gozo, within Għarb. This pond covers an area of approximately 1,635m2. The pond was excavated manually and is not accessible to the public as it is locked behind a gate, on privately-owned land. The pond is predominantly surrounded by agricultural land, indicating that it is likely to be used for irrigation of these fields. Due to limited accessibility, it is unclear what species are present within the pond and its basin. There is no data present regarding wildlife, however, it is likely that birds visit to drink and for aquatic insects to be present. The site is not protected by any legislation.

Wetland data

Basic information
Wetland location: 2. Inland
Wetland type: Natural
Wetland area: 0.20 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 (%): 76 - 95
Hydroperiod: 4. Unknown
Geographic information
Census district: Gozo and Comino
Island: Gozo
Local council: L-Ghasri
Longitude: 14.222710 East
Latitude: 36.055530 North
Wetland condition
Wetland status (MEDWET): 3 - Original habitats/landform partially modified (10-50% untouched)
Ramsar wetland type
Type Coverage (%)
Ts -- Seasonal/intermittent freshwater marshes/pools on inorganic soils; includes sloughs, potholes, seasonally flooded meadows, sedge marshes
Property status
Private
Wetland values
101 Ground water recharge
204 Agricultural resources
205 Water supply
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
402 = discontinuous urbanisation Low
701 = water pollution High
Impacts
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 (%)
Floating-leaved 76 - 95

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