The Desk Study for the Graney Demonstration Catchment in on the borders of Counties Clare and Galway has been published.
The Desk Study was prepared by Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) catchment scientists on behalf of the Waters of LIFE Project.
Desk Studies are the first stage in Project Action C1: Catchment Walkover Investigations. They are the initial investigations of the catchments based on a range of available data sources.
These include OSi mapping and orthophotography, EPA status, risk assessment and pressure datasets, CORINE land cover mapping, Forest Service and Coillte data on forest activities and Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) data on Soils and geology.
These data are collated into one report detailing the current conditions within the catchments, and listing any potential pressures and threats to water quality within them.
This is the sixth and final Desk Study published by the project.
See Graney Desk Study for full details.
The Graney was selected as one of the five demonstration catchments primarily due to the presence of high forest cover on High status objective rivers