Note from LAWPRO: the numbers referred to in the LAWPRO annual report are for fieldwork underway in priority areas for action (PAAs) and the reference to “complete” was made in error. In-stream assessment fieldwork is a complex process that takes place in phases over a number of seasons and in many cases over a number of years. Fieldwork is not complete until an action plan has been finalised. Once fieldwork in a PAA is complete and an action plan is available, it will be published on http://www.catchments.ie or http://www.lawaters.ie.
This record lists the PAAs in which fieldwork is underway.
PAA Name Rogerstown Estuary Allow Owveg (Nore) Milltown (Kerry) Silver (Kilcormac) Athy stream Kilmainham (Dee) Lough Ennel/ Dysart Stream Camlin Moynalty Clonshanbo/ Lyreen Potters and Three Mile Water Erne Burren Bundorragha Lough Melvin and Drowse Clonakilty Glen Lackagh Owenriff Rosscarbery Upper Caragh Big (Louth) Maghery Annalee Yellow (Ballinamore) Dawros Leannan Nuenna Unshin Lough Mask and Lough Carra Jiggy/Hind Dinin (south, main and muckalee) Clashawley Inch (Bilboa) Recess Dead and Cauteen Lough Rinn/Forbes Clooneigh St Johnstons Lough Nastackan Roosky Clodiagh (Portlaw) Tay Bleach & L Graney Lough Eske Raford St Clerans stream Gageborough Clareen Derreen and Douglas (Kiltegan) Morell Urrin Roo Duiske Glan Glenree Laghy Stream – Bridgetown Boycetown Bunowen (Louisburgh) Mountain (water) & Emy Lake Bellawaddy Duff Toem and Cappawhite Doonbeg System Fahaduff and Upper Maine Broadford Castlegar Caha Upper Deel Upper and Lower Deel Mulkear (Limerick) Farahy Owvane Avonbeg-Avonmore Lough Key Tyshe Blackwater (Longwood) Shallee Colligan-Bricky Failmore Donegal SW & Murlins Woodford Bannow Sow Erkina Cashla Lorrha Stream Newport Lough Lene/Adeel Stream Upper Bonet Ballinglen Mountain Derry-Coolboy-Rosnastraw Nadreegeel Lower Nanny Island Lough Conn and Lough Cullin Templeport Waterford Harbour Kilkeran Lagoon Portarlington Carrigaholt Martin Clonmany Feale Awbeg (Buttevant) West Deenagh Drumcomoge Cloonlavis/Glore Owenmore
Note: lists the desk studies that have been finalised from a technical point of view but have not yet been approved for publication on http://www.lawaters.ie website and thus are not considered complete. Once they have been reviewed and approved, they will be published on LAWPRO website.
PAA Name Kilmainham (Dee) Glenree Bunowen (Louisburgh) Raford Bundorragha Recess Big (Louth) St Clerans stream Milltown (Kerry) Erne Upper Bonet Dawros Clooneigh Dinin (south, main and muckalee) Lough Ennel/ Dysart Stream Cullies Athy stream Mountain (water) & Emy Lake Lough Key St Johnstons Annalee Duff Lough Melvin and Drowse Nadreegeel Nuenna Unshin Silver (Kilcormac) Camlin Bellawaddy Laghy Stream – Bridgetown Glen Lackagh Lough Nastackan Yellow (Ballinamore) Ballinglen Roo Clodiagh (Portlaw) Lough Eske Jiggy/Hind Donegal SW & Murlins Upper Deel Mulkear (Limerick) Inny Lough Currane Roosky Allow Doonbeg System Glan Owenriff Upper and Lower Deel
Broadford Leannan Clonmany Caha Carrowmore Woodford Farahy Upper Caragh Awbeg (Buttevant) West Owvane Gageborough Feale Lough Rinn/Forbes Lough Fadda/Ownagappul River Finn Kilkeran Lagoon Potters and Three Mile Water Owentaraglin Groody Rosscarbery Clareen Bleach & L Graney Ow Liffey Upper Avonbeg-Avonmore Moynalty Lough Lene/Adeel Stream Boycetown Morell Rogerstown Estuary Tay Carrigaholt Clonakilty Urrin Sow Fahaduff and Upper Maine Clashawley Toem and Cappawhite Clonshanbo/ Lyreen Newport Dead and Cauteen Burren Castlegar Lough Mask and Lough Carra Tyshe Lee (Tralee) & Estuary Adrigole Glencar lake Maghery
Shallee Lickeen System Templeport Castletown Upper Tolka Failmore Portarlington Inch (Bilboa) Ogeen Cashla Duiske Boora Derry-Coolboy-Rosnastraw Lower Nanny Mountain Ashbourne Keel Foherish Camoge Drumcomoge Glenaboy Owenmore Lorrha Stream Slaney Ara Island Deenagh Martin Tulsk Suck Blackwater (Longwood) Derravaragh/Yellow & Gaine River Derreen and Douglas (Kiltegan) Owenboy Bride (Cork city) Waterford Harbour
WFD app shows the water quality at Kilmihil stream is at Poor status due to elevated nutrient concentrations
WFD app indicates that sediment is the significant issue and the pressures are possibly forestry and/or an operational quarry upstream
Licence Register No. A0091-01 Kilmihil
The phosphate is likely to be reaching the river through discharge from UWWTP (Kilmihil Urban Waste Water Treatment Plant). Kilmihil wastewater treatment plant was identified in the EPA initial characterisation as the sole significant pressure on the Kilmihil Stream waterbody
EPA notes that this plant is overloaded (i.e. raw sewage is discharging untreated or partially treated to the river)
Evidence of Arterial Drainage: No Scheme or District but there is evidence of arterial drainage.
There is no arterial drainage scheme present. From viewing the GeoHive map there would appear to new channels opened since the 1800s, straightening and constructing new channels in order to join up existing river channel to drain the adjacent lands
The generation of sediment loss from land drainage, bank erosion and peat extraction.
Several land drains in the upper reaches of the river that would be transporting sediment to the main channel of the waterbody
Hydromorphology (Overgrazing) is noted as a significant pressure in the Failmore_010, with altered habitat due to morphological changes as the impact. Overgrazing of commonage areas was a significant issue in the late 90s/early 2000s, and Commonage Framework Plans were introduced to resolve significant issues. However, there could still be still isolated problems with overgrazing in the commonage areas of Connemara, but likely not at the same extent as previously seen.
There are no derogation farms in the PAA and the nitrogen per hectare is 30kg/H is the PAA which is low
With the peat cutting areas there are peatland drains, therefore the sediment from the peatland is being transported from the peatland to the river via these drains
The Mountbellew Drainage district is present in this waterbody. Information taken from the WFD app suggests that HYMO is having an impact on the Castlegar_010 ecological status.
The IFI reported issues with management of the drainage districts – untrained drivers who don’t provide plans to fisheries. During the 2014 survey the EPA biologists noted that the river had been resectioned/over-deepened.
The river would appear to be very straight and there are a number of land drains feeding into the main channel
Number of livestock crossing points and drinking points
Mountbellew and Moylough WWTP discharges
Note: Bord Na Mona are not maintaining the silt traps near the Shiven River.
Agriculture was identified as the significant pressure on the Clooneigh_010 and Clooneigh_020 while Anthropogenic pressures were identified on the Keelcurragh_010
Some intensive farms in the area
Moher Bog: large area of peat extraction
Impacts on water quality arising from peat extraction and drainage include the release of ammonium and fine-grained suspended sediments. Silt ponds serving the operational bogs are required to adhere to conditions in the Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Licence for the protection of surface waters and groundwater. Silt ponds are required to be cleaned as a minimum twice a year, once before ditching and once before harvesting, and more frequently as inspections may dictate.