Hamford Water

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Hamford Water

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    2,187 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    51°52'N 01°14'E
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Hamford Water. 08/06/93; England; 2,187 ha; 51°53'N 001°14'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserve, SSSI. An estuarine basin with an extensive network of tidal creeks, scattered islands, substantial intertidal sandflats, mudflats supporting Zostera spp. beds, and associated saltmarsh. Several rare or notable plants and a well-developed flora characteristic of the lime-rich sand are supported on the dune-topped shingle spits. The site is important for nationally and internationally important numbers of wintering and nesting waterbirds, and serves as a winter refuge for migratory waterbirds displaced by severe weather. Ramsar site no. 607. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • esa
    • ncr
    • nnr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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