Lough Barra facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLough Barra
|Primary inflows||River Barra|
|Primary outflows||Gweebarra River|
|Catchment area||19.68 km2 (7.6 sq mi)|
|Max. length||1.4 km (1 mi)|
|Max. width||0.8 km (0.5 mi)|
|Surface area||0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi)|
|Average depth||4.4 m (14 ft)|
|Max. depth||11.6 m (38 ft)|
|Surface elevation||90 m (300 ft)|
Lough Barra is fed mainly by the Barra River entering at its northern end. The lake drains southwards into the Gweebarra River. The lake, like other area lakes, is oligotrophic.
Fish species in Lough Barra include brown trout, salmon and the critically endangered European eel. Lough Barra is part of the Cloghernagore Bog and Glenveagh National Park Special Area of Conservation, which also includes Lough Beagh.
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