Scoat Tarn - United Kingdom

Basic Information
Site Name
Scoat Tarn
Short name
L07
Country
United Kingdom
Site Manager
Site Description
UK ECN and UK UWMN site. Scoat Tarn in the English Lake District is a typical mountain corrie lake, being small and deep with an area of 5.2 ha and a maximum depth of 20 m. The lake lies in a west facing valley at an altitude of 602 m, and drains into Wastwater via the Nether Beck. The catchment comprises a small corrie (95 ha) with steeply sloping walls and three summits in excess of 825 m. The bedrock is Ordivician tuff (undifferentiated) of the Borrowdale Volcanic series and the local soils are mainly shallow, peaty rankers. The eastern slopes are mainly of rock and boulders while to the north are less steep and covered in rough grass and Sphagnum moss. Land use is confined to low intensity sheep grazing. Scoat Tarn is classified as having high acid deposition.
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2021-11-23 11:11:24

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Scoat Tarn. Photo: Ewan Shilland

Scoat Tarn. Photo: Ewan Shilland

Scoat Tarn. Photo: Ewan Shilland

Scoat Tarn. Photo: Ewan Shilland

Geographic
Size
4.30ha
Elevation (average)
650.00msl
Elevation (min)
460.00msl
Elevation (max)
840.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
UK Upland Waters Monitoring NetworkThe affiliation of this site with "UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
UK ECN (LTER_EU_UK_007)This site is a verified "UK ECN" member.
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