Sample Information

7.5
0.075 12 Blue-green scum Colourless

1d;13;17;26;33

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.

The presence of cyanobacteria (blue green scum) indicates high nutrient loading and is a potential health hazard to people and animals.

High nitrate concentrations are further evidence of this.

Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
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: 51.112345 : 51.712345
Longitude min and max: -1.817995 : -1.217995
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 649
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.035 ± 0.23. Your measurement: 0.075 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.35 ± 3.7. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 29 ± 55. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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Bearwater - River Dun

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cognatum
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:12
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
3.00
Notes: 
No rain in previous few days. Sunny day.
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Grassland/shrub
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
Floating algae
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply): 
Fishing
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Plants emerging from the water
Floating plants
Fish
Is the algae...: 
Blue-green scum
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Low
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
0.05-0.1
Optical
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).: 
<14
Estimate the water colour: 
Colourless
Sample for group: 
Action for the River Kennet
Sample location city: 
FWW
Group question: 
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)
Is the algae...
Estimate the water flow
Estimate the water level
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).