Mouth of the Verdura River (ITA040004)
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Mouth of the Verdura River (ITA040004)

Site type: SAC - Special Conservation Area

Code: ITA040004 - Hectares: 887

Description: 

Other Site Characteristics
The SIC area falls within the municipalities of Caltabellotta, Sciacca, Villafranca Sicula, Calamonaci, Ribera. The landscape is characterized by the terminal stretch of the river
Verdura, from its mouth and from a limited strip of the neighboring coast. From the geological point of view, the area is made up of recent deposits (sands, clays, calcarenites) of
Pliocene and Pleistocene, from the Evaporitic Formation of the Messinian and from foredeep deposits of the Middle Upper Pliocene. The bioclimate can be defined as
Upper dry lower thermo-Mediterranean, with average annual rainfall of 564 mm, average temperatures of 18 ° C (Sciacca station).
maquis of the coastal strip and inland areas have been largely eliminated, and the best soils have been destined for intensive woody crops, in
particularly thriving citrus groves. There are also examples of relics of riparian and halophilous vegetation.
4.2Quality and importance
Among the main disturbing factors are intensive crops, pollution by herbicides and waste water, fires, alteration of the coastal environment.
Canalization

Source: Ministry of the Environment Natura 2000 form

Ministerial data: Ministerial Map      Natura 2000 form

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photo: web

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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