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0.1
0.01 30 No algae Brown

1d;5;27;32;33

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.
High turbidity harms aquatic life by reducing food supplies, degrading habitat, and impairing fish activities.
This high turbidity level indicates that land use activities in the catchment (e.g. agriculture, construction etc.) have a significant impact on the waterbody.
Have you identified any such activities?  It would be very helpful if you could add this information by editing your data record to include this observation.
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: 53.993198560061 : 54.593198560061
Longitude min and max: -2.1141174316406 : -1.5141174316406
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 98
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.12. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.35 ± 1.9. Your measurement: 0.1 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 21 ± 40. Your measurement: 30 NTU

 

 


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Middleham Busks

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Nigel Hopper
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 15:15
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
yes
Geolocation: 
Total number of participants : 
3.00
Notes: 
River running high following rain in the week. Light foam on surface but believe probably created by shallow water 100m upstream. Sample taken from sandy bank. Turbidity measured 30 - I see it is not showing on the sheet
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Agriculture
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Grass
Other
Some Himalyan Balsam
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
Foam
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply): 
Fishing
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Fish
Aquatic birds
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
High
Chemical
Nitrate: 
<0.2
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
30.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Brown
Sample for group: 
Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Sample location city: 
FWW
Group question: 
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)
Is the algae...
Estimate the water flow
Estimate the water level
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).