The Allow is part of the Munster Blackwater SAC which contains Otter, Salmon, Shad, Lamprey and Freshwater Pearl Mussel among others.
The RaptorLife project and IRD Duhallow are active in area with the possibility of ongoing agri-environment projects.
The main risk of diffuse pollution is likely to be phosphate via overland flow as well as sedimentation from modified channels and drainage
Failing to meet protected area objectives for Freshwater Pearl Mussel (19 of 27 catchments of S.I. 296 2009)
North Cork Creameries Co-operative (Section 4 site) – licensed industry with chemistry indicating elevated levels of phosphate and ammonia
EPA file for North Cork Creameries Co-operative is here