Water governance at Loch Leven, Scotland

May, Linda. 2018 Water governance at Loch Leven, Scotland. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 10pp. (CEH Project no. C05846) (Unpublished)

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Loch Leven has supplied water to downstream industry since the early 1700s. The water is used as a source of power generation, for cooling, or in the manufacturing processes themselves (Munro, 1994). By the 1820s, there were 40 such industries downstream of the loch. These included corn mills, sawmills, paper mills, textile mills and bleaching fields. As these industries expanded, water shortages started to occur, especially during the summer months. It was, therefore, concluded that the water discharged from the loch needed to be managed more effectively to support the growth of these industries, and the jobs and income that they provided for the local community.

Item Type: Publication - Report
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
Funders/Sponsors: The Scottish Government
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 28 Feb 2020 12:14 +0 (UTC)

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