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Lough Foyle Catchment Area

Lough Foyle is a shallow estuarine sea lough located on the northern coast of Ireland, between County Donegal in Ireland and County Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

It is approximately 25km long and 12km at its widest point. It covers an area of 186km2 with an associated drainage catchment of approximately 3,700km2. The lough receives a large quantity of freshwater from the rivers Foyle, Faughan and Roe.

Historical records show that native oysters have been harvested from Lough Foyle since the 18th century. Today commercial fishing takes place within Lough Foyle for whelks, green crabs, lobsters, herring, mackerel and native oyster. Traditional static pots are used for shellfish capture and towed nets are employed for pelagic species.

Recreational boating and angling take place throughout Lough Foyle mainly during the summer period.

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Lough Foyle Catchment Area

Killea Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant on the site of the existing plant as well as providing storm storage. This will reduce the risk of storm water flooding and protect the environment.

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Lough Foyle Catchment Area

Carrigans Wastewater Network Upgrade

New pumping station and rising main to transfer wastewater from the existing septic tank at Carrigans to St. Johnston Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Lough Foyle Catchment Area

Lifford Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Installation of a modern new treatment plant to cope with residential growth and produce higher quality discharge to the Burn Dennet River.

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The Shared Waters

Carlingford Lough

Carlingford Lough is a sea lough located between Counties Armagh and Down in Northern Ireland and County Louth in Ireland.

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Funders & Partners

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Loughs Agency
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
East Border Region (EBR)
Irish Water
Northern Ireland Water
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
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