- Tal-Froxx

Tal-Froxx is a natural pond, located in south-western Malta, between Hal-Kirkop and Mqabba. The pond is not accessible to the public as it is locked behind a gate, on privately-owned land. Due to the pond being surrounded by agricultural land, it is likely the pond is being used for the irrigation of these fields. The basin of the pond is inhabited by rudimental species. The site is located in a Strategic Open Gap.

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 Outflow controlled by pipeline
Open water area (%): 26 - 50
Hydroperiod: Unknown
Geographic information
Census district: South Eastern
Island: Malta
Local council: Hal Kirkop
Longitude: 14.479340 East
Latitude: 35.842860 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
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
430 = Agricultural structures Medium
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