The loch viewed from Buchan Hill, looking east. Loch Narroch is visible at the far end.
|Primary inflows||Mid Burn, Loch Narroch|
|Primary outflows||Gairland Burn|
|Basin countries||United Kingdom|
|Surface area||37.2 km2 (14.4 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||~320 m (1,050 ft)|
The loch has a catchment area entirely on the Loch Doon granite, is oligotrophic, and has suffered from gradual acidification since the mid-19th century leading to the elimination of the original Brown Trout population. It has recovered to some extent, with the pH increasing slowly from around 4.4 in 1978 to 5.2 in 2003.
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