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12
0.15 12 No algae Colourless

1d;14;26;31;33

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.
Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
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Geo coordinates of Local Area:
Latitude min and max: 51.989100224 : 52.589100224
Longitude min and max: 0.38322326099997 : 0.98322326099997
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 113
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.075 ± 0.19. Your measurement: 0.15 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 7.5 ± 4.3. Your measurement: 12 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 16 ± 30. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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Hengrave Rd Bridge River Lark

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ianh
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:15
Looking downstream
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
3.00
Notes: 
The location is half mile downstream of a Sewage Treatment Works, it was a Chilly overcast day around 10 deg C. Upstream is agricultural land most recently growing Suger Beet which has been cropped and now has a large flock of sheep grazing on the tops and left over beet. directly adjacent the site are Horse paddocks. Foam was not seen at the immediate site but was visible 20 meters downstream when we went to remove a traffic cone. Also present were Keith Stevens and Clare Higson. This site is also monitored by us for Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) and as part of this Stone Loach and Minnow are often found in the samples including one taken today 19th February 2017
Device used: 
IOS Device
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
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?: 
Foam
Litter
Chemical
Nitrate: 
>10
Phosphate: 
0.1-0.2
Optical
Estimate the water colour: 
Colourless
Sample for group: 
CamEO