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Mochrum loch
Mochrum Loch - geograph.org.uk - 605708
Location Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Coordinates 54°50′32″N 4°38′57″W / 54.842300°N 4.649300°W / 54.842300; -4.649300Coordinates: 54°50′32″N 4°38′57″W / 54.842300°N 4.649300°W / 54.842300; -4.649300
Type freshwater loch
Primary inflows Castle Loch, Dumfries and Galloway burn
Primary outflows Water of Malzie
Basin countries Scotland
Max. length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Max. width 0.33 mi (0.53 km)
Surface area 92 ha (230 acres)
Average depth 7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth 13 ft (4.0 m)
Water volume 68,000,000 cu ft (1,900,000 m3)
Shore length1 10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Surface elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Islands 8 islets
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Mochrum Loch is a large, irregular shaped, shallow, freshwater loch in Dumfries and Galloway, in the Southern Uplands of south-west Scotland. It lies approximately 8 mi (13 km) west of the town of Wigtown. The loch has several rocky islets.

Survey

The loch was surveyed in 1903 by James Murray and later charted as part of Sir John Murray's Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.

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