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Winter in the Upper Mulkear Catchment 12/02/2014

It was a case of a winter wonderland in parts of the Upper Mulkear Catchment early this morning and much of yesterday.DSC_0104Looking north in the Upper Mulkear Catchment (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

The short cold snap yesterday brought snow to the Upper Catchment for the first time this year. Snow accumulations were minimal and in the lower lying sections of the catchment the snow melted almost immediately.

DSC_0027Wildlife making do with their new surroundings  (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

As February 2014 rolls on, the snow of yesterday has been short lived and has been replaced by wind and the rain. The temporary winter wonderland in the upper Mulkear catchment has today been replaced by storm conditions and the water levels throughout the catchment are again on the rise.

DSC_0092Winter wonderland above Murroe in the Upper Catchment (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

DSC_0134The beautiful Dooglasha River in the Upper Catchment (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

DSC_0153Clare Bridge, Clare River in winter flow (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

DSC_0060Coillte Forestry in the Upper Mulkear Catchment (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

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