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Definition
Significant bodies of fresh water flowing in a definite course across an area of land, which typically ends at the coast or in a lake. The definition of river water body includes its associated floodplains. Rivers are reported separately from vegetated wetlands and open water bodies.

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Nationally derived quality of groundwater Nationally derived percentage of water bodies with good quality Proportion of open water bodies with good ambient water quality Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality (SDG 6.3.2)

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