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Rhithrogena

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I might have another go using the satellite view
Interesting - didn't see that option. Colliford, my local water is usually quoted as 900 acres, but measures smaller. There are also big differences in area between brim-full and late summer levels when all the tourists have drank it all 😆
 

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Interesting - didn't see that option. Colliford, my local water is usually quoted as 900 acres, but measures smaller. There are also big differences in area between brim-full and late summer levels when all the tourists have drank it all 😆

For sure - a lot of them will vary significantly with levels...

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Not just reservoirs...

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Switching to satellite view gives you a snapshot that depends on when the image was compiled. It's top left corner on the Map Tool and bottom left on Google Maps. I've no idea if the graphic view is based on a mean level or what?
 

Rhithrogena

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Switching to satellite view gives you a snapshot that depends on when the image was compiled
Indeed: the image for Colliford on Google Earth shows it almost brim full, and measures at 860 acres.
Interesting thread; good job Col.
 

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Indeed: the image for Colliford on Google Earth shows it almost brim full, and measures at 860 acres.
Interesting thread; good job Col.

Aye, well, there you are. The graphic gives it as 735 acres! The whole list really needs a caveat - all values subject to change! 😜
 

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Updated list...

WaterAcres*
LochLanlish (Cape Wrath)9
Clubbiedean Res12
Loganlea Res17
Headshaw Loch17
Schoolhouse Loch (S Uist)18
Acreknowe Res20
Coldingham Loch20
Glensherup Res22
Eden Springs Fishery22
Lindean Loch23
North Esk Res24
LochLeir (Forsinard)27
Harlaw Res28
LochBhac29
LochCroispol (Cape Wrath)29
LochDola (Lairg)32
Hopes Res34
Castle Loch (S Uist)35
LochRoag36
Piperdam Loch39
Lower Kildonan40
Glenquey Res41
Toft Newton Res42
LochKinardochy43
LochCherigal44
Mill Loch (S Uist)45
Glencorse Res47
Elinor Fishery47
LochValtos50
Tottiford Res52
LochBharp53
Kennick Res53
Crosswood Res55
Badingsgill Res57
LochRusky61
LochHosta64
LochCaladail (Cape Wrath)65
LochSkeen66
LochEderline68
LochFada (S Uist)69
LochDionard70
Watchwater Res71
Thornton Res73
Fernworthy Res76
LochSletill (Forsinard)81
Pond of Drummond85
Harelaw (Nielston)86
Alemoor Res89
LochBorralie (Cape Wrath)90
Westwater (Pentlands)90
Lindores Loch91
Linlithgow Loch96
Loch of the Lowes (borders)96
Frandy Res98
Ravensthorpe Res99
Portmore Res101
Butterstone Loch105
Cameron Res108
North Third Res111
LochGarten113
Ardleigh Res114
Clatworthy Res115
LochBorrolan116
Farmoor I116
Monikie Res118
Arliington Res118
Black Loch122
Sweethope Loughs123
Sutton Bingham Res125
Threipmuir Res128
Mishnish Lochs (x3) Mull129
LochCraggie (Lairg)133
Loch ofToftingall140
LochDrunkie141
Gartmorn Dam142
Rescobie Loch145
Malham Trarn148
Burrator Res148
Ballo Res160
LlynCefni164
LochFad (Bute)165
LochKnockie175
LochHeilan177
Whiteadder Res184
Camps Res185
St John's Loch202
Lochore Meadows209
Stocks Res212
LochLee220
Harperrig Res221
Foremark Res222
LochAilsh231
Loch ofHundland239
Catcleugh Res248
Cobbinshaw Res249
Farmoor II250
LlynPadarn256
LochMigdale258
LlynCowlyd262
East Bi & Shell Loch268
Fruid Res278
LochInsh298
LochMorlich300
Talla Res301
Wimbleball Res316
Talybont Res321
LochFreuchie339
LochRuthven365
Blagdon Res368
LochThom376
LochEye389
Eyebrook Res391
Gladhouse Res395
LochMerkland419
LochArianas423
Lintrathen424
Llandegfedd Res424
LochEilt447
Queen Mother Res469
LochUrigill473
Ladybower Res481
LochTrealabhal (Lewis)498
LochBrora (total of 3)520
LochMeadie (Altnaharra)525
LochVeyatie568
Loch ofSwannay570
Loch ofBoardhouse575
Clywedog Res586
Draycote Res592
Roadford Res595
Megget Res601
Lake ofMenteith605
LochStack608
Cam Loch610
St Mary's Loch616
Crummock Water628
Pitsford Res638
LochGorm (Islay)648
Badanloch673
Bewl Water680
Carsington Res698
Colliford Res735
Blithfield Res743
LochBa (Mull)780
LochNan Clar781
LochRimsdale783
Hanningfield Res819
LochMore (Laxford system)852
Carron Valley Res858
LochVenachar903
LlynBrenig904
LochWatten919
LochBeinn a' Mheadhoin987
LoughLene1008
Chew Valley Res1032
LochCalder1057
LakeVyrnwy1095
LlynTrawsfynydd1197
LochSionasgaig1350
LochNaver1399
LochTummel1434
LochHope1527
Grafham Res1534
LochLoyal1605
LochGarry1681
LochAssynt1952
LochLangabhat (Lewis)2186
LochEarn2355
Loch ofHarray2400
Kielder Res2441
Fionn Loch (& Dubh Loch)2454
Blackwater Res2525
Rutland Res2763
LochKatrine3185
LochLeven3361
LochArkaig3890
LochLochy4108
LoughSheelin4450
LochRannoch4622
LochShiel4809
LoughMelvin5450
LochTay6404
LochMorar6552
LochMaree6900
LochShin7538
LochAwe9083
LochNess13690
LochLomond17500
LoughMask18413
LoughCorrib42000

* All values are subject to changing water levels! ;)
 

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Fascinating, thanks Col. Post of the year for my money. The 2 things I note are 1/ You Scots are spoilt bloody rotten for places to fish, and 2/ Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the wee donkey - Corrib is off the bloody charts big. I mean, I knew it was a size but man alive, it’s pretty much an inland sea.

Skaj
 

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Fascinating, thanks Col. Post of the year for my money. The 2 things I note are 1/ You Scots are spoilt bloody rotten for places to fish, and 2/ Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the wee donkey - Corrib is off the bloody charts big. I mean, I knew it was a size but man alive, it’s pretty much an inland sea.

Skaj

Cheers - aye, the fact you can fit Lochs Awe, Ness and Lomond inside Corrib fair puts things in perspective!
 

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Cheers - aye, the fact you can fit Lochs Awe, Ness and Lomond inside Corrib fair puts things in perspective!

I know mate, I had to stop and have a think about that when I read it. Still trying to process that piece of information.

Skaj
 

Rhithrogena

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Aye, I've seen various versions of that one. The one with our atmosphere is also a mind-boggler....

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That's the ball we are pumping all our fumes and greenhouse gases and other crap into...
They all have the spheres over N America so folks over there recognise it as Earth 😆
 

skajtrout

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All this has got me reading about Lake Baikal. Forget about it, a whole other level of big: Volume 5,670 cubic miles, max depth 5,387 ft.

Skaj
 

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Fascinating, thanks Col. Post of the year for my money. The 2 things I note are 1/ You Scots are spoilt bloody rotten for places to fish, and 2/ Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the wee donkey - Corrib is off the bloody charts big. I mean, I knew it was a size but man alive, it’s pretty much an inland sea.

Skaj
It's not even the biggest lake in Ireland, Lough Neagh is the biggest 396 sq. miles as opposed to Corrib 176 sq.m.
 

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Updated list...

WaterAcres*
LochLanlish (Cape Wrath)9
Clubbiedean Res12
Loganlea Res17
Headshaw Loch17
Schoolhouse Loch (S Uist)18
Acreknowe Res20
Coldingham Loch20
Glensherup Res22
Eden Springs Fishery22
Lindean Loch23
North Esk Res24
LochLeir (Forsinard)27
Harlaw Res28
LochBhac29
LochCroispol (Cape Wrath)29
LochDola (Lairg)32
Hopes Res34
Castle Loch (S Uist)35
LochRoag36
Piperdam Loch39
Lower Kildonan40
Glenquey Res41
Toft Newton Res42
LochKinardochy43
LochCherigal44
Mill Loch (S Uist)45
Glencorse Res47
Elinor Fishery47
LochValtos50
Tottiford Res52
LochBharp53
Kennick Res53
Crosswood Res55
Badingsgill Res57
LochRusky61
LochHosta64
LochCaladail (Cape Wrath)65
LochSkeen66
LochEderline68
LochFada (S Uist)69
LochDionard70
Watchwater Res71
Thornton Res73
Fernworthy Res76
LochSletill (Forsinard)81
Pond of Drummond85
Harelaw (Nielston)86
Alemoor Res89
LochBorralie (Cape Wrath)90
Westwater (Pentlands)90
Lindores Loch91
Linlithgow Loch96
Loch of the Lowes (borders)96
Frandy Res98
Ravensthorpe Res99
Portmore Res101
Butterstone Loch105
Cameron Res108
North Third Res111
LochGarten113
Ardleigh Res114
Clatworthy Res115
LochBorrolan116
Farmoor I116
Monikie Res118
Arliington Res118
Black Loch122
Sweethope Loughs123
Sutton Bingham Res125
Threipmuir Res128
Mishnish Lochs (x3) Mull129
LochCraggie (Lairg)133
Loch ofToftingall140
LochDrunkie141
Gartmorn Dam142
Rescobie Loch145
Malham Trarn148
Burrator Res148
Ballo Res160
LlynCefni164
LochFad (Bute)165
LochKnockie175
LochHeilan177
Whiteadder Res184
Camps Res185
St John's Loch202
Lochore Meadows209
Stocks Res212
LochLee220
Harperrig Res221
Foremark Res222
LochAilsh231
Loch ofHundland239
Catcleugh Res248
Cobbinshaw Res249
Farmoor II250
LlynPadarn256
LochMigdale258
LlynCowlyd262
East Bi & Shell Loch268
Fruid Res278
LochInsh298
LochMorlich300
Talla Res301
Wimbleball Res316
Talybont Res321
LochFreuchie339
LochRuthven365
Blagdon Res368
LochThom376
LochEye389
Eyebrook Res391
Gladhouse Res395
LochMerkland419
LochArianas423
Lintrathen424
Llandegfedd Res424
LochEilt447
Queen Mother Res469
LochUrigill473
Ladybower Res481
LochTrealabhal (Lewis)498
LochBrora (total of 3)520
LochMeadie (Altnaharra)525
LochVeyatie568
Loch ofSwannay570
Loch ofBoardhouse575
Clywedog Res586
Draycote Res592
Roadford Res595
Megget Res601
Lake ofMenteith605
LochStack608
Cam Loch610
St Mary's Loch616
Crummock Water628
Pitsford Res638
LochGorm (Islay)648
Badanloch673
Bewl Water680
Carsington Res698
Colliford Res735
Blithfield Res743
LochBa (Mull)780
LochNan Clar781
LochRimsdale783
Hanningfield Res819
LochMore (Laxford system)852
Carron Valley Res858
LochVenachar903
LlynBrenig904
LochWatten919
LochBeinn a' Mheadhoin987
LoughLene1008
Chew Valley Res1032
LochCalder1057
LakeVyrnwy1095
LlynTrawsfynydd1197
LochSionasgaig1350
LochNaver1399
LochTummel1434
LochHope1527
Grafham Res1534
LochLoyal1605
LochGarry1681
LochAssynt1952
LochLangabhat (Lewis)2186
LochEarn2355
Loch ofHarray2400
Kielder Res2441
Fionn Loch (& Dubh Loch)2454
Blackwater Res2525
Rutland Res2763
LochKatrine3185
LochLeven3361
LochArkaig3890
LochLochy4108
LoughSheelin4450
LochRannoch4622
LochShiel4809
LoughMelvin5450
LochTay6404
LochMorar6552
LochMaree6900
LochShin7538
LochAwe9083
LochNess13690
LochLomond17500
LoughMask18413
LoughCorrib42000

* All values are subject to changing water levels! ;)
Great stuff Col. Would it be too much to ask for it to be split into Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England ?? An easy way to do it might be to do a spreadsheet sort on the first column Lake,Loch,Llyn and Lough (the Wales ones would need Llyn in the first column !) (y) ;)
 
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