Bord na Mona: Peatland Hydrology Study at 4 BnM Bogs

Author: Michael Gill, Managing Director – Hydro-Environmental Services

Hydro-Environmental Services (HES) were commissioned by BnM to complete a hydrological study at 4 no. peat bogs.

HES installed piezometers transects at the bogs to allow collection of seasonal water level data. Investigations and monitoring were completed at Garryduff, Finlough (Blackwater), and Mongan bogs (Blackwater Group), and Derrycolumb bog (Mountdillon Group).

BnM collected water level data at these 4 no. sites between September/October 2018 and February 2020.

The purpose of the study was to determine likely zones of influence of drainage on BnM bog unit sites, and also to determine the likely zones of influence of BnM pumping stations

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