Loch Achnamoine, from the road on its northern shore
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|Primary outflows||River Helmsdale|
|Basin countries||Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Max. length||1.38 km (0.86 mi)|
|Max. width||397 m (1,302 ft)|
|Surface elevation||114.1 m (374 ft)|
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Loch Achnamoine is a small Tarn (lake), situated on the River Helmsdale in the Highland (council area) council area of Scotland. The nearest settlement to it is Kinbrace, a small village 2.5 miles (4 km) east, along a small country road.
The name derives from the Scottish Gaelic elements "achadh" and "mòine", meaning "Lake of the Peat-field"..
Loch Achnamoine is a drift dam, formed from the last glacial period in Scotland. The loch was the site of several biological surveys in the 1990s, identifying several species of xanthidium in its waters
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- Memoirs of the Geological Society of Great Britain: Explanation of Sheet. Scotland. H.M. Stationery Office. 1931.
- Archiv Für Hydrobiologie: Monographische Beiträge. E. Schweizerbart. 1995.
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