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Inland Water Quality

Inland Water Quality

Inland water quality is an important determinant of biodiversity in and around inland waters. Through regular monitoring of the physical and chemical makeup of inland water quality, it is possible to detect changes (both good and bad) and implement response measures to counter any negative changes.

Click on the dataset name below to view options for that dataset. You can also download an Excel version of the dataset which includes an associated commentary. Some datasets also have a summary page available to select. To obtain an Excel viewer, click here.

DatasetNational StatExcel FileSummary PageDate Published
Compliance with the Freshwater Fish Directive (2006/44/EC): 1989-2013Download Excel file for Compliance with the Freshwater Fish Directive (2006/44/EC): 1989-2013NA17/11/2014
Distribution of mean nitrate concentrations in rivers 2000-2015, % of sites within each bandDownload Excel file for Distribution of mean nitrate concentrations in rivers 2000-2015, % of sites within each bandNA30/09/2017
Distribution of mean orthophosphate concentrations 1993-2015, % of sites within each bandDownload Excel file for Distribution of mean orthophosphate concentrations 1993-2015, % of sites within each bandNA30/09/2017
River water quality indicator: 1992-2016Download Excel file for River water quality indicator: 1992-2016NA30/09/2017

The datasets below do not have an Excel file available as the data is not held within the Scottish Environment Statistics Online database.