The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Pure Waters
Category: Graphics, Landscape
File Size
23.686 MB
Apr 4, 2012 @ 2:22am
Oct 16, 2014 @ 10:10am
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Pure Waters

This is a pure, clean, and natural water, as it should be in the cold mountains of Skyrim. This mod provides water with complete overhaul:

- Colors enhancement: natural, wild and various water colors.
- Realistic transparency: big shorelines improvement.
- Various streams: each type of water area has its own texture and flow effect.
- Reflections improvement: no more too-glassy waters.
- Underwater redone: a bit more realistic underwater.

Textures are in 1024x1024 uncompressed (2x vanilla resolution, without compression). No FPS drop. This mod does not modify worldspace and cells, so no conflicts or CTD guaranteed. Skyrim 1.5 Ready. It is compatible with everything (any other mod including HD textures pack from Bethesda) excepted others water mods.

Optional Files:

If you are a Dawnguard and Dragonborn user, you can download and install Pure Waters Legendary available here:

My other mods for Skyrim (LE and SE) can also be found here:


I will try my best to help users playing with my mod but PLEASE read the following before asking some help:

1/ This mod is a simple textures replacers, it CAN NOT crash your game! After 100+ hours playing with my mod, I ve NEVER crashed. If you have CTD, blame another mod, or your computer, but not water textures...

2/ If you come from RWT or W.A.T.E.R, be sure to DELETE manually every textures and meshes from them! I can't guarantee that Pure Waters will work normaly if you don't do that before installing it.

3/ Purewaters.esp should be at the bottom of your load order.

4/ If you can not see anything under water, be sure to have bDoDepthOfField to 1 in your SkyrimPrefs.ini. You can use also a mod called Green water fix.

5/ flickering water is a visual bug appearing when your game run at 80fps or more. Use a software to cap your framerate.

6/ Compatibility:

Pure Waters should be compatible with everything (except other water mods of course). I've noticed problems with some weather / lighting mods (like URWL). In this case, load Pure Waters AFTER this mod (if you load it before, my mod will not appear and you will have Vanilla water).

Thx everyone for the support and 5 stars rating! I'm glad you like my work!


Popular Discussions View All (7)
Jul 1, 2016 @ 11:33pm
5 stars
Feb 16, 2020 @ 8:41am
Jul 18, 2019 @ 10:42am
does this mod fix the annoying waterglitches and soundbugs i have when im a million miles away from any watersource
Señor Woozy
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MarDog Sep 25 @ 2:04pm 
very cool one, hope it works on my new pc
WingedWolf9232 Sep 12 @ 11:01am 
For anyone not aware (like I was yesterday), a quick google search of the words "nexus mods policy change" should give you some insight about what happened.
WingedWolf9232 Sep 12 @ 10:56am 
I read about the whole mess while panicking for not being able to find some of my favorite mods, but with a cold head I can express my support for you guys.

You are the owners of the work you make and you guys put A LOT of skill and time into those packages. Sharing your work so other people can also enjoy doesn't mean you surrender your ownership and you guys should be able to do as you wish with what is yours, thank you for publicly manifesting your discontent towards such bullshit policy.

And thank you for the link! I can now continue modding my game :) thanks again for your wonderful work!
Laast  [author] Sep 12 @ 1:01am 
Thanks for the comment. I've added a link in the description where you can find my mods (I've removed them from Nexus, following recent changes in their terms of service). Maybe you were not aware but many years ago I've released my Purity mod, which combines my weather/water/waterfalls mods (not available for SSE though).
WingedWolf9232 Sep 11 @ 7:00pm 
I love your "Pure collection". When I first started getting into mods, many years ago I found that Pure Weathers and Pure Waters kind of fitted too well... just now I realized that they were made by the same person!

Could you point me to someplace I could find your SE mods? I searched half the internet for any recent mention of them but I couldn't find anything :S
Nahkanilkka Sep 2 @ 7:15am 
This is awesome :)
DeathChalk Sep 1 @ 4:48am 
Surprised at the quality. More immersive experience for me.
Heffrey9 Aug 22 @ 6:02pm 
Arienrhog Aug 15 @ 10:13am 
It's not compatible with skyrim hd : 2k textures or you need to manually delet the water texture from this mod.
St. Jabo Aug 11 @ 10:16pm 
May I ask: Why was this deleted from Nexus?