Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan

Site details

UK map showing location of Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

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

3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition - type vegetation
Llangorse Lake is the largest lake in south Wales and is an example of a northern or western natural eutrophic lake of glacial origin, in this case lying on Old Red Sandstone. The flora is dominated by pondweed yellow water-lily Potamogetonaceae Nupharetum associations, and the shoreline flora is a good example of the club-rush common reed Scirpo Phragmitetum association. Llangorse Lake has a different flora from that of Loch Watten, the other lake of this type selected, being richer in more southern elements such as shining pondweed Potamogeton lucens.

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

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.


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