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Aughrusbeg Lough
Aughrusbeg Lough location in Ireland
Aughrusbeg Lough location in Ireland
Location in island of Ireland
Location County Galway
Coordinates 53°33′15″N 10°10′39″W / 53.55417°N 10.17750°W / 53.55417; -10.17750
Catchment area 1.69 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 1.4 km (0.9 mi)
Max. width 0.6 km (0.4 mi)
Surface area 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Max. depth 14 m (46 ft)
Surface elevation 8 m (26 ft)

Aughrusbeg Lough is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in the Connemara area in west County Galway.

Geography and hydrology

Aughrusbeg Lough lies about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Clifden near the village of Cleggan. The lake is oligotrophic.

Natural history

Fish species in Aughrusbeg Lough include three-spined stickleback, rudd, brown trout and the critically endangered European eel. The lake is part of the Aughrusbeg Machair and Lake Special Area of Conservation.

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