The Groody river flows into the lower Shannon. The area includes part of the Ballyneety groundwater body, which is the drinking water supply for Caherconlish.
Agriculture and diffuse urban runoff: phosphate, ammonia and organic pollution
Diffuse urban pressures are mainly caused by misconnections, leaking sewers and runoff from paved and unpaved areas.
Channelisation and drainage has taken place that have resulted in loss of river habitat and changes to the flow regime.
Septic tanks in the upper reaches of this river are inadequate