This report details the results of research into the South Galway karst network. The work was funded by Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), with additional support from Galway County Council and the Office of Public Works, and was carried out by Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with GSI as part of the 2016-2019 GWFlood project.
The report provides a description of the development of a complex hydrological / hydraulic model that has been developed by Trinity College Dublin over several years in order to model the extensive groundwater- surface water interactions in the area, as well as enabling quantification of freshwater discharge into the Atlantic Ocean at Kinvara Bay. The model is then used to provide a statistical analysis of return periods of different groundwater flood events in the catchment, as well as making predictions as to the likely impact of climate change on the frequency of such events.
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Morrissey, P., Gill, L., McCormack, T., Naughton, O., Johnston, P., (2020) Gort Lowlands Groundwater Flood Modelling Final Project Report