Demo-Site 15

San Carlos, San Carlos

Pondscape description

  • Landscape area
  • 3km2
  • Number of Ponds
  • 17
  • Ponds included in the stratified sampling (WP2)
  • 3
  • Pond sizes (m2)
  • 200-2000
  • Pond depth (m)
  • 0.4-3.0
  • Pond age (years)
  • 10+
  • Country
  • Uruguay
  • Name of the Pondscape
  • San Carlos
  • Name of neighboring large zone town
  • San Carlos
  • Bioclimatic zone
  • Subtropical/temperate-humid
  • Land use
  • extensive grazing cattle/ agriculture/ semi urban


NBS for mitigation/adaptation to CC that can potentially be highlighted as a best-practice at the European or CELAC scale

The ponds included in this Demosite were constructed for productive purposes. The associated NBS are related with storing water for irrigation, for cattle, and for industrial use. Ponds with clear different impacts can be found:

-low impact, where ponds are used for extensive grazing cattle.
-high impact levels, where ponds are used for agricultural and industrial purposes.


– Manual for ponds creation by Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle and Fisheries