Wet and wild at Loch Leven NNR

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Surfs up!

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Strong winds were blowing up the ‘white horses’ on Loch Leven over the weekend.

The new year has brought plenty of weather already. We’ve had a whole bunch of rain and the water level on the loch is right up. We’ve had over 120mm so far and the loch is nearly at capacity. The boat has needed emptying daily.

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Water is racing down the South Quiech

P1110094The islands of Burleigh have disappeared

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We have been clearing trees in this area. The level in the ponds is right up. This is the former route of the North Quiech into the loch.

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The little islands at Levenmouth have nearly disappeared. The mute swans dont have much to sit on.

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Water is just about pouring over the spill way at the sluices

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The water level is at the same height  as the end of the pier

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Shelduck on floodwater at Vane

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Alison Buckle’s flag was flying well in the wind at Burleigh

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6 Responses to Wet and wild at Loch Leven NNR

  1. Pattie Leonardis says:

    Wow! great photos! thank you so much!

  2. Kelvin Thomson says:

    Was up at Loch Leven last Tuesday and the wind made for difficult viewing!

  3. Luke says:

    Looks wild. Any chance it will freeze over again this year?

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