WFD Lake Waterbodies Cycle 2

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Reason: Content of file appeared to be format "WFS" which receives openness score: 3.
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Score updated: 22/01/2018

Responsible Party: Environment Agency (pointOfContact)


This record is for Approval for Access product AfA349. WFD Lake Waterbodies Cycle 2 is a polygon Shapefile dataset containing Water Framework Directive (WFD) attributes that have been collated as defined for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Article 2, clause 5 of the WFD defines them as '…a body of standing inland surface water'. There is data on the physical characteristics, risk, classification and proposed objectives that can be linked to waterbodies by their unique identifiers. Artificial and modified lake waterbodies are included within this dataset, however, generally only lakes above > 50 hectares were assessed under the WFD except for lakes in protected areas, where a minimum of 5.0ha was used. Lakes below this threshold are not included within this dataset unless allocated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as supplied by Natural England.

Any lake judged to be a drinking water protected area was also included.

Each waterbody has been assigned 'WB_ID', which is a unique identifier that enables a link to WFD attributes. These data apply to Cycle 2 of the Water Framework Directive. The equivalent layer for Cycle 1 is covered by AfA083. Attribution statement: © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015. All rights reserved. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2013.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 55.816° to 49.943°
Longitude: -6.236° to 2.072°

Data Resources (3)

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Additional Links (2)

Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to 30/09/2015
Theme Environment
Harvest URL
Harvest date 01/06/2017 11:37
Metadata date 1/6/2017
Harvest GUID 76b02c00-d465-11e4-a772-f0def148f590
Extent Latitude: 55.816° to 49.943°
Longitude: -6.236° to 2.072°
Spatial reference system
Dataset reference date 1/12/2013 (creation), 30/10/2014 (revision)
Frequency of update annually
Responsible party Environment Agency (pointOfContact)
Access constraints There are no public access constraints to this data. Use of this data is subject to the licence identified.
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Themes (secondary) No value
Temporal coverage No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
Coupled Services (none)