Sample Information

7.5
0.075 12 No algae Other

1d;14;26;31;33

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.
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: 53.2727 : 53.8727
Longitude min and max: -3.2652 : -2.6652
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 23
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.075 ± 0.24. Your measurement: 0.075 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 7.5 ± 3.7. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 34 ± 48. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


Compare your measurement with defined areas

Barton Point 1

kathyc's picture

kathyc
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 15:40
Barton Point 1 looking east
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
si
Geolocation: 
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Notes: 
Bright sunny, but cool day with clear skies. Some houses to north west of site. Otherwise surrounded by agricultural land.
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Other
Ditch
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Agriculture
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Grass
Other
Plants
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Other
No visible evidence of discharge. Possible run off from agricultural land and nearby houses.
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: 
Still
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
0.05-0.1
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
<14
Estimate the water colour: 
Other
Colurless/Slightly yellow Ph 7.18
Sample for group: 
Mersey Rivers Trust - River Guardians
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).