December 2022: Daphnia

Loch Leven crustacean zooplankton data for 2021 have been published. This dataset contains weather conditions, water quality, water chemistry and crustacean zooplankton counts sampled at Loch Leven throughout the year 2021. Loch Leven is a lowland lake in Scotland, United Kingdom. The data were collected as part of a long-term monitoring programme, which began in 1968 and is still underway. Sampling occurs roughly every 2 weeks with laboratory analysis and data processing being performed at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Edinburgh site. The sampling and processing was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

September 2022: UKCEH on BBC Landward

BBC Landward visited Loch Leven in the summer of 2022 to learn about algal blooms from UKCEH staff.

View the episode on BBC iPlayer (7:30 mins to 13:00 mins from the start).

September 2022: Algal torch data

Throughout the summer (April to September), Loch Leven Fisheries collect algal data at weekly intervals using an 'algal torch'. These data provide rapid feedback on water quality and early warning of the development of potentially harmful algal blooms of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The data collected for 2022 are shown below; these will be updated regularly.