Sample Information

7.5
0.01 35 No algae Yellow

1d;14;24;26;31;33

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.
Turbidity values are also high and may lead to additional negative effects such as reduced light availability for aquatic biota and favours eutrophication.
Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
Have you observed any pollution source near the waterbody? It would be helpful if you could add this information by editing your data record to include these observations.
These values are expected to vary throughout the year as a result of weather patterns and changes in land use. Please help us to better understand this ecosystem by continuing to make measurements.
Geo coordinates of Local Area:
Latitude min and max: 51.817997753 : 52.417997753
Longitude min and max: -0.060779394 : 0.539220606
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 57
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.035 ± 0.25. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.75 ± 4.4. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 25 ± 41. Your measurement: 35 NTU

 

 


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Abington Ford

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AbingtonRC
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 00:00
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
1.00
Notes: 
Bright, sunny, not very warm. River much fuller and faster than usual, causing some turbulence and hence less clear and slightly yellower water than usual.. No obvious pollution source (land drains not obviously working) but site is 2-3 miles downstream of water treatment works.
Device used: 
IOS Device
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Agriculture
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Urban/Road discharge
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants emerging from the water
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
High
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
35.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Yellow
Sample for group: 
CamEO
Group question: 
Is the algae...
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply)
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply)
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply)
Estimate the water flow
Estimate the water level
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).