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Special Areas of Conservation

River Dee and Bala Lake/ Afon Dyfrdwy a Llyn Tegid

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England/Wales
Unitary Authority Cheshire, East Wales, Shropshire and Staffordshire, West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SJ423503
Latitude 53.04722222
Longitude -2.861111111
SAC EU Code UK0030252
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 1271.32
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of River Dee and Bala Lake/ Afon Dyfrdwy a Llyn Tegid SAC

General site character

  • Tidal rivers, Estuaries, Mud flats, Sand flats, Lagoons (including saltwork basins) (4%)
  • Salt marshes, Salt pastures, Salt steppes (2%)
  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (90%)
  • Improved grassland (2%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (2%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

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