Sample Information

7.5
0.01 28 No algae Colourless

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: 53.283677 : 53.883677
Longitude min and max: -3.264384 : -2.664384
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 18
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.10 ± 0.18. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 4.5 ± 3.9. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 15 ± 7. Your measurement: 28 NTU

 

 


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Barton Point 2a

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kathyc
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 15:10
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
si
Geolocation: 
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Notes: 
Bright Sunny day, cool, clear skies. Selected site was a dry ditch, so selected this site - opposite side of field. Ph 6.97
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?: 
Litter
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Other
Next to agricultural land, B road and houses other side of road. No visible evidence of discharge, b
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: 
Slow
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).: 
Enter Result
28.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Colourless
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).