Svartådalen

View over one of the southern bays of the lake Fläcksjön.
Old hay barns close to the lake Fläckesjön and its shore meadows.

Svartådalen

  • Country: 
    Sweden
  • Site number: 
    436
  • Area: 
    1,977 ha
  • Designation date: 
    12-06-1989
  • Coordinates: 
    59°52'N 16°19'E
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Overview

Svartådalen is a complex of four nutrient-rich freshwater lakes which support emergent and submerged vegetation and are surrounded by low-lying wet meadows. The lakes are connected by the meandering river Svartän. The area is internationally important for staging whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus), with 2,500 birds representing 4% of the population of north-west mainland Europe; it also supports a diversity of breeding wetland birds. Maintenance of traditional hay-cutting is encouraged by payment of subsidies.

Administrative region: 
Västmanland

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    22-12-2017

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