Loch Leven nutrient load and source apportionment study

May, Linda; Moore, Alanna; Woods, Helen; Bowes, Mike; Watt, James; Taylor, Philip; Pickard, Amy. 2017 Loch Leven nutrient load and source apportionment study. Inverness, Scottish Natural Heritage, 73pp. (Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report no. 962, CEH Project no. C05330)

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Loch Leven is in unfavourable condition. Attaining good water quality is critical to sustaining its many designated conservation features (SSSI, SPA, Ramsar site and NNR) in order to meet European Union Habitats and Water Framework Directive targets. High inputs of nutrients to the loch from its catchment (especially of phosphorus) have been identified as a key driver of these water quality problems. Long-term monitoring of the water quality within Loch Leven has been undertaken by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) since the late 1960s. The overall objective of this project was to assess the current phosphorus and nitrogen inputs to Loch Leven and provide information on their likely sources.

Item Type: Publication - Report
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Dise
Rees (from October 2014)
ISBN: 9781783914357
Funders/Sponsors: Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Perth & Kinross Council
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Freely available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: Loch Leven, phosphorus, nitrogen, catchment, land use, climate change
NORA Subject Terms: Chemistry
Date made live: 25 Sep 2017 12:00 +0 (UTC)

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