Cannock Extension Canal

Site details

UK map showing location of Cannock Extension Canal Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Cannock Extension Canal 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

Not applicable

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

1831 Floating water-plantain  Luronium natans
Cannock Extension Canal in central England is an example of anthropogenic, lowland habitat supporting floating water-plantain Luronium natans at the eastern limit of the plantís natural distribution in England. A very large population of the species occurs in the Canal, which has a diverse aquatic flora and rich dragonfly fauna, indicative of good water quality. The low volume of boat traffic on this terminal branch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal has allowed open-water plants, including floating water-plantain, to flourish, while depressing the growth of emergents.

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

Not applicable.


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