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Loch

(lŏkh, lŏk). For names of Scottish lakes and inlets beginning with "Loch," see second part of element; e.g., for Loch Awe, see Awe, LochAwe, Loch
, lake, 25 mi (40 km) long, Argyll and Bute, W Scotland; 118 ft (36 m) above sea level. The hydroelectric power facility at Cruachan (completed 1967) has a 400,000-kW capacity.
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inland body of standing water occupying a hollow in the earth's surface. The study of lakes and other freshwater basins is known as limnology. Lakes are of particular importance since they act as catchment basins for close to 40% of the landscape, supply drinking water,
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loch

1. a Scot word for lake
2. a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Scotland
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Surveys in the late 1970s found low numbers of, or no trout, in lochs where they had been present in the 1950s.
The existence of the Loch Ness monster -- a long-necked dinosaur-like creature surviving from prehistoric times -- has never been proven.
After stopping for some photos of the loch, which is surrounded by hills and forests, we began crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland.
In the latest edition of his best-selling travel guide Scotland the Best, author and compiler Pete Irvine gives Loch Ness his most coveted Three Ticks rating in the Best Places to Visit section, a rating reserved only for those places ranked as "world class" and "simply unique".
A former slate quarry, the ecologically restored peninsula jutting into Loch Leven now features spectacular wildflowers and vistas of the Glencoe high lands.
See the sights of Loch Earn, Loch Awe and Loch Lomond, plus many more historic sights.
An obvious track runs close to the loch all the way around except for a short detour around the Corrour Estate lodge and cottages, and over the outflow of the loch, at the far end.
Reliving the days of steam trains, Paul walks the old line towards Loch Ken.
"This is an exciting development for Drumpellier Country Park, the next stage in the creation of a Gateway to the Seven Lochs Wetland Park," said Councillor Michael McPake, convenor of the infrastructure committee.
The sighting reportedly prompted speculation that the Loch Ness monster relocated from River Ness in Scotland to China's south-western waters.
Five people were seriously hurt and dozens more injured as the coach careered 30ft down a steep embankment and rolled, stopping feet from the edge of a loch at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll.