Sample Information

3.5
0.035 21 No algae Brown

1c;3;26;33

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

Elevated nitrate concentrations and high turbidity indicate an elevated nutrient loading from the surrounding catchment which can have negative consequences for the aquatic environment.

Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
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: 51.499297 : 52.099297
Longitude min and max: -1.676864 : -1.076864
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 2779
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.14 ± 0.23. Your measurement: 0.035 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 4.5 ± 3.9. Your measurement: 3.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 32 ± 59. Your measurement: 21 NTU

 

 


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Hanborough Stream

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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 15:00
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
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Geolocation: 
Total number of participants : 
1.00
Device used: 
Web Site
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): 
Trees/shrubs
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
2-5
Phosphate: 
0.02-0.05
Optical
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).: 
Enter Result
21.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Brown
Sample for group: 
Wild Oxfordshire and the Evenlode Catchment Partnership
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).