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Dee Real-Time Information

The links on this page can be used to access real-time information about the Dee Catchment and other rivers catchments across Scotland.

River Quality and Levels
River quality in Scotland is classified according to the results of chemical and ecological monitoring, which is reviewed each year. SEPA have developed a map based search facility where river quality classifications can be viewed by colour code as shown in the table below.

River Classification Description Colour
A1 Excellent Blue
A2 Good Green
B Fair Yellow
C Poor Orange
D Seriously polluted Red

Follow the link to search for the classifications currently assigned to watercourses in the Dee catchment and throughout Scotland.

Read more about river quality classification.

SEPA has many river gauging stations across the country which give an indication of the local river levels. Use SEPA’s map to look at current river levels.

Tarland Burn
The James Hutton Institute (previously the Macaulay Institute) has a monitoring station on the Tarland Burn where water quality and river level data are recorded. Through the 3Dee Vision project, funding has been made available so that the data can be automatically uploaded every hour.

Follow this link to see real-time data from the Tarland Burn. More information about the types of data collected can be found here.

Aboyne Met Office
Follow this link to view current weather conditions at Aboyne.