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1.2 200 No algae Brown

1d;2;24;29; 3;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.
Turbidity values are also high and may lead to additional negative effects such as reduced light availability for aquatic biota and favours eutrophication.
High phosphate concentrations may also indicate a local pollution source (e.g. wastewater outlet, industrial emission or an agricultural runoff).
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: 51.2041566 : 51.8041566
Longitude min and max: -0.3665156 : 0.2334844
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 2025
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.15 ± 0.26. Your measurement: 1.2 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 3.5 ± 4.0. Your measurement: 12 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 25 ± 39. Your measurement: 200 NTU

 

 


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thamesboatproject
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:24
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
12.00
Notes: 
This was a local school group of year 5 children from Tower Hamlets, who had never given such thought to the river Thames.
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
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
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply): 
Boating
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Aquatic birds
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
>10
Phosphate: 
>1
Optical
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).: 
Enter Result
200.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Brown
Sample for group: 
River Thames Boat Project
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).