Facts and figures
Braemar is officially one of the coldest places in the UK. The lowest ever temperature in Britain, -27.2 degrees C, was recorded there in 1982.
- Total length of the River Dee and it's tributaries: 1644.9 km
- Length of the main stem: 141 km (88 miles)
- The source of the Dee is at 1309 metres, the highest source of any major river in the British Isles
- Catchment area: 2108.21 km2 (885 square miles)
- A journey round the catchment perimenter: over 300 km
- Average flow: 47.1 cumecs (at Park) - the equivalent of an olympic swimming pool full of water every 53 seconds
- Highest mountain: Braeriach
- Number of main tributaries: 17 (or so!)
- Mar Lodge estate covers 29,000 hectares, and incorporates 15 Munros (mountains which exceed 914 m), including five of the highest peaks in the UK
Find a map of the river here:http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Dee/Map.asp?dom=Dee
And maps are available of the Salmon Pools: http://www.fishingwithstyle.co.uk/salmonrivermaps.htm
- The River Dee and its tributaries provide domestic water supply for the whole of Aberdeen City and over half of Aberdeenshire.
- Over 300,000 people drink water supplied by the River Dee each day.
- The River Dee is an internationally important environment for wildlife and is designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for supporting populations of Atlantic salmon, otter and freshwater pearl mussel.
- The upper half of the River Dee lies within the Cairngorms National Park that is a stronghold for British wildlife, home to 25% of Britain's endangered bird, animal and plant species.
- The Cairngorms are home to the largest area of arctic-alpine flora in Britain and the Cairngorm plateau and is one of the areas least affected by humans in the UK.
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- 12 Sep 2017 Work to tackle pink salmon in the Dee
- 28 Aug 2017 Leading pioneer of the eco-art movement Newton Harrison visits the Dee
- 19 Apr 2017 'Enjoy the Dee' Leaflet launched.
- 29 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management Workshop for farmers and land managers
- 17 Mar 2017 Flooding showcase at Fernielea primary school
- 09 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management meeting for land managers
- 19 Jan 2017 Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) in Aberdeen City
- 24 Nov 2016 Eurasian Beaver allowed to stay
- 23 Nov 2016 Cleaning up the banks at Potarch
- 09 Nov 2016 SuDS engagement at Fernielea School