The Hydrology Bulletin for August is now on the EPA…
August 2023 Hydrology Bulletin
The Hydrology Summary Bulletin for August 2023 outlines the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland.
The monthly rainfall totals were above the long-term average for August in most places, wettest in
the Northeast and Southwest. The monthly average river flows for August remained high since last
month, with 87% of monitoring stations above the long-term normal for August. Similarly, 88% of
lake and turlough monitoring stations observed levels above the long-term normal range for this
Average monthly groundwater levels also rose at 68% of monitoring wells since July with almost
three-quarter (73%) of monitoring wells recording levels above the long-term average for August.
Similarly, most monitored spring outflows were above the normal range this time of year.