Standing Water & Canals

Standing Water & Canals -

All natural or man-made ponds, lakes, reservoirs and canals - from small farm ponds to large reservoirs - are classified as standing water and canals.

There are 4,662 hectares of standing water and canals in Kent (KHS2003) - if condensed this would cover an area a little smaller than Loch Ness in Scotland.

Download the habitat fact sheet to find out more about this habitat or view specific conservation objectives for the associated UK BAP priority habitat of Kent.

Link to the UK BAP Conservation Statement

Associated Species

Amphibians: Great Crested Newt
Mammals: Water Vole, European Otter
Worms: Medicinal Leech

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Associated Action Plan

Standing Open Water