Lake restoration

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Lakes are by definition water retention facilities; they store water (for flood control) and provide water for many purposes such as water supply, irrigation, fisheries, tourism, etc.ᅠ In addition, they serve as sinks for carbon storage and provide important habitats for numerous species of plants and animals, including waders.ᅠ In the past, lakes have sometimes been drained to free the land for agriculture purposes, or have simply not been maintained and have silted up.ᅠ Restoring lakes is re-introducing them where they have been in former times or revitalising them.
- Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European Commission

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