Small Water Bodies Short Method Statement - River and Lake Small Water Body Identification 2005

Date published: 14 March 2005

The same procedure used to identify and subsequently type the baseline river water bodies (catchment area > 10 km2)1 and lake water bodies (surface area > 0.5 km2)2 has been extrapolated to include small water bodies. An additional size category of < 10 km2 for river water bodies and two additional categories of < 10 ha and 10 – 50 ha for lake water bodies has been included within the baseline water body datasets. The small water body datasets have been typed in accordance with System A, as defined in Annex II of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

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