Blue Lough - United Kingdom
UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UK UWMN) site. Some data are managed by UK ECN Data Centre. Site description here: http://awmn.defra.gov.uk/sites/site_21.php. Note: The area is the size of the catchment.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Originally part of a network monitoring the quality of acid waters in the UK. Now the purpose is to track changes in surface water quality and freshwater biodiversity across all upland regions of the UK, not only those sensitive to acid deposition. The aim is to monitor the separate and combined impacts of all principal pressures facing upland waters, including acid deposition, nutrient-N deposition, climate change, toxic substance contamination and land-use change.
Affiliation and Network Specific Information