WFD Artificial Water Bodies Canal Cycle 1

WFD Artificial Water Bodies – Canals Cycle 1 is a polyline Shapefile dataset containing Water Framework Directive (WFD) attributes that have been collated as defined for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. The WFD defines an ‘artificial water body’ as a body of surface water created by human activity. Water bodies are attributed with a unique identifier ‘EA_WB_ID' (equivalent to WB_ID in Cycle 2) so this dataset can be linked directly to other WFD data sources such as physical characteristics, risk, classification and proposed objectives as well as Cycle 2 datasets. This dataset covers the layer for Cycle 1 of the Water Framework Directive and does not include natural water bodies; these are available as WFD RIVER WATER BODIES CYCLE 1. However, the equivalent layer for Cycle 2 is covered under WFD River, Canal and Surface Water Transfer Water bodies Cycle 2 (ie both artificial and natural water bodies). This dataset was previously known as WFD ARTIFICIAL WATERBODIES – CANALS.
Please note that the Environment Agency no longer provide data for water bodies in Wales - this should now available from Natural Resources Wales. Attribution statement: © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2017. All rights reserved.© Crown copyright and database rights 2008 Ordnance Survey 100024198.

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Last Updated November 27, 2023, 21:10 (UTC)
Created August 8, 2017, 14:25 (UTC)