- Il-Ghadir

Il-Għadir is a reservoir, intended for irrigation and water storage, located in southern Malta within Iż-Żurrieq administrative area, close to Ħal Kirkop. The reservoir is constructed out of limestone blocks and covers an approximate area of 2,275m2. The site is accessible through a surfaced storage yard, however, it is located on privately-owned property and is not accessible to the public. The site is predominantly surrounded by agricultural land and it is likely that the reservoirs are being used for the irrigation of these fields. The site is not protected under any legislation.

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 Other
Open water area (%): > 95
Hydroperiod: Permanent
Geographic information
Census district: South Eastern
Island: Malta
Local council: Iz-Zurrieq
Longitude: 14.479250 East
Latitude: 35.838760 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
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