"Transitional waters" are bodies of surface water in the vicinity of river mouths which are partly saline in character as a result of their proximity to coastal waters but which are substantially influenced by freshwater flows, while "Coastal water" means surface water on the landward side of a line, every point of which is at a distance of one nautical mile on the seaward side from the nearest point of the baseline from which the breadth of territorial waters is measured, extending where appropriate up to the outer limit of transitional waters.
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Voluntary submission in relation to WFD art 13 reporting (2010).
TC reference layer created when art 5 data were transferred from JRC to EEA in December 2007.
Original WFD Art 5 submission (2005) as can be downloaded from CDR (http://cdr.eionet.europa.eu).