Sample Information

7.5
1.2 240 No algae Brown

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: 51.046780510711 : 51.646780510711
Longitude min and max: -1.9283059530396 : -1.3283059530396
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 433
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.17. Your measurement: 1.2 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 3.5 ± 3.4. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 31 ± 58. Your measurement: 240 NTU

 

 


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Grafton sewer outfallditch

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office.dllemon
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:54
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
1.00
Notes: 
Sample taken in ditch 30 meters below the outfall of East Grafton Sewer
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Other
Ditch
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Agriculture
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Grass
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Other
Sewer discharge
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Slow
Estimate the water level: 
Low
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
>1
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
240.00
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).