|Central coordinates||25o 53.63' East 42o 9.37' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3|
|Altitude||85 - 120m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Ornithological information The reservoir supports large and important numbers of Phalacrocorax carbo and P. pygmeus in winter. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (6-17 in winter), Aythya nyroca (max. 2 in winter).
Site description A water-storage reservoir which does not freeze in winter, since an associated thermoelectric power-station uses the water as coolant. The water is also used for irrigation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||winter||2001||30 individuals||unknown||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2||Vulnerable|
|Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus||winter||1997||16-142 individuals||good||A1, C1||Least Concern|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||winter||1997||116-8,062 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Reka Ovcharica - BG0000427||Habitats Directive||1,164||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Reka Sazliika - BG0000425||Habitats Directive||992||protected area overlaps with site||100|
|Rozov Kladenets Reservoir - BG0002022||Birds Directive||1,284||is identical to site||1,284|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater||99%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||1%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The main problem is illegal and uncontrolled hunting. The reservoir is proposed as a protected area.
Protection status National None International None
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