Urlaur Lough facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsUrlaur Lough
|Primary outflows||River Lung|
|Catchment area||13.6 km2 (5.3 sq mi)|
|Max. length||2.8 km (1.7 mi)|
|Max. width||0.5 km (0.3 mi)|
|Surface area||1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)|
|Average depth||4 m (13 ft)|
|Max. depth||11 m (36 ft)|
|Surface elevation||81 m (266 ft)|
Urlaur Lough measures about 3 km (1.9 mi) long and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. It lies about 10 km (6 mi) north of Ballyhaunis near Lough Nanaoge and Lough Roe, the other Urlaur Lakes.
Urlaur Lough is the source of the Lung River. The river flows to Lough Gara.
Fish species in Urlaur Lough include perch, roach, pike, ninespine stickleback and the critically endangered European eel. Bird species at the lake include tufted duck, pochard, teal, mallard, whooper swan, wigeon and curlew. Urlaur Lough is part of the Urlaur Lakes Special Area of Conservation.
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