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Abstractions – National POM/Standards Study Revised Risk Assessment Methodology (2009)

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"Abstractions" are points where water is extracted from a waterbody. These reports look at abstractions from different types of waterbodies.

1633015184wpdm_Abstraction Lakes Final Report Jan09.pdf  Download  
Revised River Risk Assessment Final Rev 02_without appendices.pdf  Download  
Revised Risk Assessment Appendices A,B,C.pdf  Download  
Pilot minimum instream flow method in Central Plain Rivers in Ireland-Final Report Final01.pdf  Download  
Lit Review of Env Flow Methods Final August 2008.pdf  Download  
Groundwater Abstractions February 2009 ISSUE_v2.pdf  Download  


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