|Central coordinates||17o 49.34' East 48o 33.16' North|
|Altitude||149 - 166m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The IBA comprises an artificial water reservoir and adjacent meadows situated on the River Váh. The gravel shores of the reservoir support scrub and trees. Water-fringe vegetation is present, and an artificial gravel islet 3 ha in extent has been built in the middle of the reservoir. The southern part of the IBA includes wet meadows and arable land, and is divided by man-made dykes and canals. These meadows were formerly extensively grazed by cattle, and are now abandoned and overgrown with Salix scrub.
Key Biodiversity The IBA is a very important roosting site for wintering and migrating wildfowl (Anatidae) and gulls (Laridae), and supports 20,000 or more passage waterbirds on a regular basis (including Anas platyrhynchos, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Fulica atra, Larus argentatus, L. canus and L. ridibundus).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus||breeding||1995-2003||1-4 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Common Tern Sterna hirundo||breeding||1995-2003||55-65 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Såòava - SKCHVU026||Birds Directive||690||protected area overlaps with site||620|
|Slnava||Protected Site / Private Protected Site||399||protected area contained by site||399|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||5%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||65%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land||20%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||60%|
Protection status National Partial International NoneThe IBA partially or wholly overlaps with the following national designated areas. Protected Range: Såòava.
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