Bathing Water Data : 2020

Lossiemouth (East)

Sufficient
Lossiemouth (East)

Footbridge access

The footbridge joining Lossiemouth to the East Beach is currently closed as the bridge was declared unsafe in July 2019.

SEPA are not able to collect water quality samples and daily water quality forecasts have stopped until bridge access is reinstated.

Beach access is strongly discouraged because of the risk of stranding due to fast rising tides. Water depth below the bridge can change rapidly.

The bridge is set to be replaced in the next 18 months with the Scottish Government funding a replacement.




There are no results currently available


Historical record

2015/16
Sufficient
2016/17
Good
2017/18
Sufficient
2018/19
Sufficient

Results explained

The annual bathing water classification is determined using statistics calculated from results taken over the previous four years. The water quality indicators we test for are the bacteria E Coli (EC) and intestinal enterococci (IE). The statistics take account of both the average value and the range of values in the four year dataset.

Single sample results above 500 EC and 200 IE are indicative that water was of low quality when the sample was taken. For inland waters the low quality boundaries are higher at 1000 EC and 400 IE.