Sample Information

0.35
0.075 240 No algae Green

1c;2;26

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

Elevated nitrate and phosphate concentrations indicate high nutrient loading from the surrounding catchment, creating conditions of eutrophication.
Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
Geo coordinates of Local Area:
Latitude min and max: -14.311591 : -13.711591
Longitude min and max: 33.516502 : 34.116502
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: 0.075 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.925 ± 4.2. Your measurement: 0.35 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 61 ± 75. Your measurement: 240 NTU

 

 


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General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
6.00
Device used: 
Android
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Stream
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Grassland/shrub
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
Litter
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Urban/Road discharge
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply): 
Other
moving water
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Is the algae...: 
Attached
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Slow
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
0.2-0.5
Phosphate: 
0.05-0.1
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
>240
Estimate the water colour: 
Green
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).