Updated: 1 December 2007

2.3.3 Pondage Areas Example 6

Location of Example: 153°01'50" East, 26°45'52" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Aquaculture Areas are typically more frequent and smaller in size compared to Settling Ponds.
  • Aquaculture Areas can be differentiated from Settling Ponds due to their proximity to other features such as town rural water supply, whereas Settling Ponds are rarely found near Town Rural Storage Reservoirs.
  • Aquaculture Areas are easily identified on imagery due to their rectangular or geometric shapes.
  • As illustrated in Figure the ponds increase marginally in size to accommodate the growth and maturity of the aquatic species.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of an Aquaculture Area.

Figure: Orthophotography 60cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT 2.5m RGB=123

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