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Easky Lough
Loch Iascaí
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Location County Sligo
Lake type Glacial lake
Primary outflows Easky River
Catchment area 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 2.0 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area 1.19 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Average depth 3 m (10 ft)
Max. depth 13 m (43 ft)
Surface elevation 180 m (590 ft)

Easky Lough (Irish: Loch Iascaí), also known as Easkey Lough or Lough Easky, is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in west County Sligo in the Ox Mountains.

Geography

Easky Lough is located about 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Easky village and 45 km (28 mi) by road from Sligo. It lies at an elevation of 180 m (590 ft) and covers an area of 1.19 square kilometres (0.5 sq mi).

Hydrology

Easky Lough is fed by mountain streams entering at the lake's southeastern end. The lake drains north into the Easky River, which flows north to the Atlantic Ocean near Easky village.

Natural history

Fish species in Easky Lough include brown trout, salmon and the critically endangered European eel. Easky Lough is part of the Ox Mountains Bogs Special Area of Conservation.

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