Water body

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A water body is a certain clearly distinguishable part of surface water, such as a lake, a stream, river or a part a stream or river. A groundwater body is a certain volume of water under the surface, a part of a so-called aquifer. The water body is an important entity in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and enables us to relate water protection to natural hydrological units.

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