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Many obsolete barriers harm Europe’s rivers – EEA Report

Many obsolete barriers harm Europe's rivers - EEA Report The EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030 aims to restore at least 25 000 km of free-flowing rivers by 2030, by removing barriers and restoring floodplains and wetlands. The EEA briefing ‘Tracking barriers and their impacts on European river ecosystems’  provides an overview of the density of barriers in Europe’s rivers, their impacts, an...
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North Cork Creameries Co-operative pleads guilty to polluting Allow River

North Cork Creameries Co-operative Ltd received the benefit of the Probation of Offenders Act following a guilty plea on two charges under fisheries and local government legislation at a sitting of Mallow District Court on Tuesday, 17th September.  The charges followed an investigation by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in relation to a pollution incident, which occurred on the River Allow at Kan...
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Are there future implications for Irish catchments and fish stocks due to dry weather

With Ireland experiencing prolonged dry weather and falling water levels, are there future implications for Irish catchments and fish stocks?  New research from the University of Canterbury published today has found that a shrinking river is less able to support larger predatory fish, such as the highly-valued sports fish like brown trout or at-risk native fish like galaxiids and eels. Using...
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Water Quality in 2016 – An Indicators Report by EPA

A new water indicators’ report for Ireland has recently been revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Water Quality in 2016 - An Indicators Report. A substantial number of our rivers, lakes and estuaries are not as healthy as they should be. While the aquatic environment is complex, a number of key insights can be taken from the indicators presented in this report. Some of these...
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River flow monitoring

Verde Environmental Consultant's Donal Hogan, Senior Hydrogeologist monitoring the river flows on the Dungourney River in Midleton, Co. Cork to run calibration checks on the automated flow monitoring station on the river on behalf of Midleton Distilleries.  
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Lake Monitoring as part of Water Framework Directive

Verde are currently involved in a monthly lake monitoring program throughout Counties Clare and Wicklow, as part of the Water Framework Directive requirements of River Basin Management Plans. The monitoring works include sample collection at a total of 19 lakes in County Clare and six lakes in Wicklow. Verde samplers obtain water quality samples and field readings from open water and shore loca...
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