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Nove Mlyny middle reservoir
Czech Republic, South Moravia
16o 36.00' East 48o 54.00' North
A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C3, C4, C6
172 - 180m
Year of IBA assessment
Czech Society for Ornithology
Site description The Nové Mlýny Middle Reservoir (VDNM) is situated at the confluence of three Moravian rivers: the Dyje, Svratka, and Jihlava, surrounded by the towns of Dolní Vìstonice, Strachotín, Ivaò, and Pasohlávky. The area that was once covered by floodplain forests. The only remaining part of the village of Musov, now covered by water, is a small church with Romanesque foundations, which catches the eye as it emerges from the middle of the reservoir. The bottom of the reservoir was flattened only at some places before the reservoir was filled up with water. Thus the reservoir varies in depth and small islets emerge whenever the water level drops by just a little. At the current constant level (170.35 m above sea level), about 20 ha of islets in two main groupings emerge above the water: Nine islets at Dolní Vìstonice (so-called Písky) covering about 10 ha, and islets Kostelní, Høbitovní, Ivaòský and a complex of six depositions surrounding the Musov church and covering about 8 ha. At the above-mentioned constant water level, the area of the reservoir is 1,013 ha.
Key Biodiversity The area is an important breeding site, wintering site and migration stopover of migrating waterbirds - more than 20,000 waterbirds gather there regularly. The area is an important breeding site, wintering site and migration stopover of migrating waterbirds - more than 20,000 waterbirds gather there regularly.
Protection status Almost 97% of this IBA belongs to the Vìstonická nádr Nature Reserve and it is a part of a Ramsar site. (Wetlands of the Lower Dyje River, 11,500 ha). SPA Stredni nadrz Vodniho dila Nove Mlyny designed (1048 ha).
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