Pian di Spagna - Lago di Mezzola

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Pian di Spagna - Lago di Mezzola

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    1,740 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    46°10'N 09°25'E
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Pian di Spagna-Lago di Mezzola. 14/12/76; Lombardia; 1,740 ha; 46°13'N 009°26'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Regional Natural Reserve. The site, an alluvial floodplain in the Alp foothills, lies between the Lakes Mezzola and Como and is formed by the confluence of the Mera and Adda rivers. A diverse aquatic vegetation is supported in the associated marsh. The area is important for numerous species of breeding and wintering waterbirds and nesting raptors. The lake supports a rich fish fauna, is intensively fished, and provides fish spawning and nursery areas. Human activities include boating and intensive agriculture in the surroundings. Ramsar site no. 117. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • regional nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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