Artificial water body

Updated on 13/07/2018
Sens technique
A body of surface water created by human activities in an area that was previously dry. It can be for instance an artificial lake or canal. These water bodies are designated by the same criteria as heavily modified water bodies and must achieve the same objectives (good ecological potential and good chemical status), set out by the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC.
According to the Ministry for the Environment and AFB
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.