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Inland waters

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Inland waters are non-coastal above-ground open fresh or brackish waterbodies (e.g. rivers, streams, lakes and pools, springs), including their littoral zones. Includes constructed inland freshwater, brackish or saline waterbodies (such as canals, ponds, etc) which support a semi-natural community of both plants and animals; seasonal waterbodies which may dry out for part of the year (temporary or intermittent rivers and lakes and their littoral zones). (European Environment Agency)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Physiographic features
Lentic waters (static)
Lotic waters (flowing)
Temporary waters
Catchment basins
Water resources

This term is used for the following terms: 
Inland surface waters

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