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0.35
0.01 40 Floating mats Brown

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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.
Turbidity values are also high and may lead to additional negative effects such as reduced light availability for aquatic biota and favours eutrophication.
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: 51.1008532 : 51.7008532
Longitude min and max: -1.7018613 : -1.1018613
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 1023
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.035 ± 0.24. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.75 ± 3.7. Your measurement: 0.35 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 38 ± 69. Your measurement: 40 NTU

 

 


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 (All day)
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Device used: 
Android
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Other
canal
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): 
Boating
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
None
Is the algae...: 
Floating mats
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Still
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
0.2-0.5
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
40.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Brown
Sample for group: 
Action for the River Kennet
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).