Sample Information

3.5
0.01 12 No algae Green

1c;14;22;26;33

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

There is strong evidence that algal blooms have occurred, but turbidity values are lower than expected. Are you sure your observations are correct? Please double check your results.
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: 51.096427997 : 51.696427997
Longitude min and max: -1.58345076 : -0.98345076
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 1334
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.055 ± 0.23. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 9.75 ± 3.8. Your measurement: 3.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 33 ± 63. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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Bulls Lock, Newbury

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paulwalteruk
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 00:00
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
1.00
Device used: 
IOS Device
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Industrial
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
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
Industrial discharge
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Plants emerging from the water
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
2-5
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
<14
Estimate the water colour: 
Green
Sample for group: 
Action for the River Kennet
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).