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Urlaur Lough
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Location County Mayo
Primary outflows River Lung
Catchment area 13.6 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
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 is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in east County Mayo and is one of the Urlaur Lakes.

Geography

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.

Hydrology

Urlaur Lough is the source of the Lung River. The river flows to Lough Gara.

Natural history

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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