A man-made lake in central Italy, created by the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Tevere river. Habitats include open water, a large reedbed (450 ha), wet woodland of poplar Populus, alder Alnus and willow Salix (150 ha), and freshwater marshes. The surroundings are agricultural. The main land-use is nature conservation.
An important stop-over point for some wetland species, mainly those on passage through central Italy.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Alviano. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2021.