The EPA runs a national hydrometric monitoring programme which measures…
Hydrology Bulletin – August 2020
The Hydrology Bulletin for August is now on the EPA website. The bulletin is produced by the EPA in conjunction with Met Éireann, Geological Survey Ireland and the Office of Public Works.
Overview for August 2020
The majority of monthly rainfall totals were above their Long-Term Average for August. The highest rainfall totals were recorded in the south west and west of the country with the Sherkin Island station recording its wettest August since 1986.
During August, most rivers were above their long-term monthly average flow, with 94% recording flows above normal for this time of year. Lake and groundwater levels also rose across the country with 86% of the monitored lakes and 82% of groundwater monitoring wells indicating normal or above normal levels for August.