Loch of Skene facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLoch of Skene
Loch of Skene in 1999
|Type||freshwater artificial loch|
|Primary inflows||Corskie Burn|
|Primary outflows||Leuchar Burn|
|Max. length||1 mi (1.6 km)|
|Max. width||0.66 mi (1.06 km)|
|Surface area||144.4 ha (357 acres)|
|Average depth||6 ft (1.8 m)|
|Max. depth||6 ft (1.8 m)|
|Water volume||60,000,000 cu ft (1,700,000 m3)|
|Shore length1||4.4 km (2.7 mi)|
|Surface elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
|Designated:||1 October 1986|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The loch is partially man-made being dammed at its outflow on the southern shore to form a reservoir. Before 1905, water from the loch was used in the making of tweed and to turn the mill wheel at the Garlogie Mills. When the mills closed in 1905 the water was used to generate electricity. The loch is about 6 foot deep at its deepest.
Flora and fauna
The loch is designated as a Special Protection Area, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Ramsar site for wildlife conservation purposes.
Pike are found in the loch and a permit is required for fishing.
The Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club is based at the loch.
The loch was surveyed on 17 July 1905 by T.N. Johnston and L.W. Collett and later charted as part of the Sir John Murray's Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.
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