Sample Information

7.5
0.35 9999 No algae Green

1d;2;33

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.
Elevated nitrate and phosphate concentrations indicate high nutrient loading from the surrounding catchment, creating conditions of 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: 51.270006 : 51.870006
Longitude min and max: -0.328991 : 0.271009
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 2139
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.75 ± 0.26. Your measurement: 0.35 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 3.5 ± 4.0. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 27 ± 41. Your measurement: NTU

 

 


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Dagenham Brook

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aliceharrisonuk
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 00:00
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
4.00
Notes: 
The brook is full of litter but also a fair amount of wildlife (ducks, moorhen, water voles, an egret and the occasional heron). The vegetation was recently cut back by the Environment Agency, which has exposed a lot of old litter.
Device used: 
Android
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Stream
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Urban Residential
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
Litter
Floating algae
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
0.2-0.5
Optical
Estimate the water colour: 
Green
Sample for group: 
Thames WaterBlitz