Loch of Lintrathen

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Loch of Lintrathen

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    217 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°40'N 03°10'W
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Loch of Lintrathen. 24/07/81; Scotland; 217 ha; 56°41'N 003°11'W. SSSI. A large, deep nutrient-rich loch, occupying a mid-altitude basin of glacial origin and used as a water supply reservoir. There is no emergent vegetation within the site, but occasional falls in water level due to water extraction from the reservoir can create large expanses of dswarf inundation vegetation; Peplis portula and Eleocharis acicularis characterize this vegetation. The site includes a viewing hide overlooking the area frequented by internationally important numbers of roosting and wintering Anser anser. Small numbers of other wintering geese, ducks, and swans also occur. Ramsar site no. 217. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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