Sample Information

3.5
0.035 12 Blue-green scum Yellow

1d;13;26;33

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

The presence of cyanobacteria (blue green scum) indicates high nutrient loading and is a potential health hazard to people and animals.

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: 52.699 : 53.299
Longitude min and max: -2.514 : -1.914
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 11
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.035 ± 0.04. Your measurement: 0.035 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 1.5 ± 1.0. Your measurement: 3.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 12 ± 0. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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Lyme Valley Parkway

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alexander.jones
Saturday, October 5, 2019 (All day)
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
4.00
Device used: 
Android
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Stream
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Urban Park
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Urban/Road discharge
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Aquatic birds
Is the algae...: 
Blue-green scum
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).: 
<14
Estimate the water colour: 
Yellow
Sample for group: 
Friends of Lyme Brook
Group question: 
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).
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