Loch Lomond Facts & Figures

Loch Lomond is unquestionably the pride of our lakes"
Dr John MacCulloch, 1824

Loch Lomond is the only large lake in Scotland which crosses the Highland Boundary fault. This geological feature gives it a dual character, with a highland northern basin, and a southern basin of more lowland character.


Table 1. Basic morphometric data for Loch Lomond compared with some of Scotland's other major lochs.
Numbers in brackets represent the rank within Scotland."

Table 2. Morphometric and hydrological characteristics of Loch Lomond. Source: Maitland 1981, Smith et al. 1981, SEPA 2000a

Morphometric and hydrological characteristics of Loch Lomond. Source: Maitland 1981, Smith et al. 1981, SEPA 2000a

Table 3. Catchment characteristics of Loch Lomond. Source: Maitland 1981b, Smith et al. 1981

Table 4. Long term flow data from SEPA gauging stations. Source: SEPA 2000a

Table 5. Annual water level data for Loch Lomond 1993-97


Table 6.
Water chemistry in the Lomond catchment - mean annual figures for commonly measured variables. Source: Best and Traill 1994