Lago di Barrea

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Lago di Barrea

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  • Area: 
    303 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    41°46'N 13°58'E
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Lago di Barrea. 14/12/76; Abruzzo; 303 ha; 41°46'N 013°58'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; National Park. A freshwater reservoir created for hydroelectric generation by damming the Sangro River, and thus subject to dramatic variations in water level. Although situated at relatively high altitude away from major migratory bird flyways, numerous species of waterbirds use the site for staging, wintering and nesting. The area is subject to significant recreational use in the summer months, and water quality is problematic. Ramsar site no. 131. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)