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Old 29 September 2015, 16:28   #1
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Loch Lomond depth warning

hey all,

just a heads up.

was at LL weekend past and the water is lower than i have ever seen it.

the ranger station advises 0.2 below chart depth but i would suggest it is probably 0.4m less than normal.

be extra careful and trim up your motors navigating the narrows between Luss/Balloch.

still a cracking place though-



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It has been dry for last 10 days or so, amazing the difference it makes.

i don't know if they can control the height of the loch at balloch end, it is certainly lower than i've ever seen it anyway.

hey, i'm not complaining after the crappy year we have had, my depth alarm wasn't happy though!

i am sure normal order will resume shortly
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It has been dry for last 10 days or so, amazing the difference it makes.

i don't know if they can control the height of the loch at balloch end, it is certainly lower than i've ever seen it anyway.

hey, i'm not complaining after the crappy year we have had, my depth alarm wasn't happy though!

i am sure normal order will resume shortly
Apparently whilst low - it is not abnormally low.

SEPA Water Levels - Luss Water @ Luss

There are gates on the Leven just downstream of Balloch that let them control the water level. I read something recently that they were lowering a number of Scottish Lochs in anticipation of a really wet November (that will be nice!).
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In the channel in the narrows it was 0.6m...gulp. It is normally 1-1.2 in there in the years I have been going. It was the first time I have ever tilted engine up in maybe 25 visits crossans probably selling a load of props lately!.

On the flip side, I was once over the pier at duck bay during winter when it was exceptionally high. The pier was under about 6" of water. It was about 1m above at the weekend.

A wet November...... Lovelly
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