WFD Lake Waterbody Status 2016 - 2021

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This dataset contains the status results for lake waterbodies (LWB) and status assigned to unmonitored WFD LWBs as part of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) with the objectives to achieve or maintain at least good ecological status and good chemical status

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Theme Environment
Date released 2022-11-10
Date updated 2022-12-06
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes {"no limitations",,license,,license}
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Each monitored lake waterbody (LWB) is assigned an ecological status by the EPA based on the lowest status for biological status and general conditions. In LWB, where these are both high, hydromorphology is included and if less than high, a LWB is assigned good ecological status. Biological status is assigned based on the lowest status for all the biological elements assessed. These comprise aquatic flora (macrophytes and phytobenthos), fish (assessed by the Inland Fisheries Ireland) and phytoplankton which are all assessed for surveillance lakes. Macrophytes and the chlorophyll a component of phytoplankton are assessed for operational lakes. General conditions comprise general physic-chemical components which are monitored at all lakes and specific pollutants which are monitored at surveillance lakes only along with priority substances. The latter are assessed separately as chemical status. Not all lakes are monitored, and the ecological status of unmonitored WFD lakes is either modelled or assigned by expert judgement.
Period of time covered (begin) 2010-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2015-12-31