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Kindrum Lough
Loch Chionn Droma
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Location County Donegal
Primary inflows Cashlan Stream
Catchment area 3.67 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 1.6 km (1 mi)
Max. width 1.0 km (0.6 mi)
Surface area 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Average depth 6.6 m (22 ft)
Max. depth 15 m (49 ft)
Surface elevation 8 m (26 ft)

Kindrum Lough (Irish: Loch Chionn Droma) is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in north County Donegal on the Fanad Peninsula.

Geography

Kindrum Lough is about 5 kilometres (3 mi) northwest of Portsalon. It measures about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) long west–east and 1 km (0.6 mi) wide.

Hydrology

Kindrum Lough is fed mainly by the Cashlan Stream entering at its southeastern end. The lake drains southwards into Mulroy Bay. Kindrum Lough is oligotrophic.

Natural history

Fish species in Kindrum Lough include brown trout, Arctic char, three-spined stickleback and the critically endangered European eel. Two rare plant species have been recorded from the lake: slender naiad (Najas flexilis) and a stonewort, Nitella spanioclema. The latter species is considered endemic to County Donegal. Kindrum Lough is part of the Kindrum Lough Special Area of Conservation.

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