Lake Monitoring Fact sheet

This Plain English fact sheet outlines the work done by the EPA in monitoring Ireland’s lakes.

Summary: A total of 225 lakes are currently included as part of the national surface waters monitoring programme run by the EPA, this covers around 80% of the surface area of all lakes in Ireland.

Published: 2018

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Pages: 2

Filesize: 786KB

Format: pdf

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The Environmental Protection Agency currently reports on the ecological health of over 200 lakes. This information helps us understand and manage this freshwater resource.

A total of 225 lakes are currently included as part of the national surface waters monitoring programme run by the EPA, this covers around 80% of the surface area of all lakes in Ireland.

This includes:
• all lakes greater than 50 hectares;
• lakes that are used for supplying drinking water; and
• lakes that are of regional, local or scientific interest.