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Upper Lough Erne, United Kingdom

lakeUpper Lough Erne
countryUnited Kingdom
surface area26 km2
maximum depth27 m
average depth5 m
lake typeNatural, dammed
catchment area3,029 km2
altitude42 m
volume0.12 km3
shore length156 km
residence time20 days
trophic stateEutrophic
average discharge69 m3 / sec.

Upper Lough Erne Information and Facts

Upper Lough Erne is a eutrophic natural, dammed lake that covers a surface area of 26 km2 (10 mi2), has an average depth of 5 meters (16 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 27 meters (89 feet). Upper Lough Erne boasts a total water volume of 0.12 km3 (95,665 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 156 kilometers (97 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 42 meters (138 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 3,029 km2 (1,170 mi2) and has a residence time of 20 days (0.05 years).

Upper Lough Erne Fish Species

Brown trout
Salmon
Eel
Tench
Perch
Trout
Pike