Sample Information

1.5
0.15 12 Floating mats Yellow

1c;6;33

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

Floating algal mats limit the penetration of sunlight into the waterbody. This restricts the available habitats for the organisms in the waterbody.
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: -14.305938 : -13.705938
Longitude min and max: 33.496929 : 34.096929
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 12
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.15 ± 0.41. Your measurement: 0.15 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.925 ± 4.2. Your measurement: 1.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 61 ± 75. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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Chipasula River

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 00:00
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
6.00
Notes: 
Absence of other three participants
Device used: 
Android
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Urban Residential
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
Floating algae
Litter
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Residential discharge
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply): 
Other
Irrigation
Mining
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Floating plants
Frogs/toads
Plants emerging from the water
Other
Is the algae...: 
Floating mats
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Slow
Estimate the water level: 
Low
Chemical
Nitrate: 
1-2
Phosphate: 
0.1-0.2
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
<14
Estimate the water colour: 
Yellow
Sample for group: 
Lilongwe
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)
Is the algae...
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply)
Estimate the water level
Estimate the water flow
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).