NatureScot Commissioned Report 511: Water quality monitoring at Loch Leven 2008-2010 - report of results
Loch Leven has suffered serious degradation due to the combined effects of eutrophication, pesticide pollution and climate change. However, following management intervention aimed at improving the water quality of the lake, the site has undergone a slow recovery.
This report summarises the findings of 40 years of research on Loch Leven and presents additional data from samples collected between 2008 and 2010. The more recent data are integrated into the longer term perspective to provide an indication of whether the recovery of Loch Leven is continuing. The implications of the findings from the Loch Leven long term monitoring Project, in terms of achieving water quality targets and providing key ecosystem services, are discussed.
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