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Shiokawa tidal flat
137o 18.00' East 34o 41.00' North
0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment
Wild Bird Society of Japan
Site description The site consists of a sandy and muddy tidal flat, reed beds and small sized saline wetlands. The tidal flat is surrounded by embankments and towards the inland is the flood control basin, paddy fields, farmlands and derelict eel ponds. The tidal flat of Toyohashi City side is composed of sandy and muddy substances, while the tidal flat in the Tahara City side is more muddy, where oyster reefs are formed. In the saline wetlands grow rare seaside plants. Along the largest river Shiokawa, the basin is occupied by reed beds.