Sample Information

7.5
0.01 240 No algae Colourless

1c;2;26

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

Elevated nitrate and phosphate concentrations indicate high nutrient loading from the surrounding catchment, creating conditions of eutrophication.
Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
Geo coordinates of Local Area:
Latitude min and max: 51.141081824776 : 51.741081824776
Longitude min and max: -1.9121685504913 : -1.3121685504913
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 559
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.75 ± 0.19. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 3.5 ± 3.7. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 31 ± 58. Your measurement: 240 NTU

 

 


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Ramsbury Triangle, Wiltshire

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Kennet
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 14:30
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
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Geolocation: 
Total number of participants : 
1.00
Notes: 
Sample taken on dry day. River very clear. Lots of sediment in margins.
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Other
Woodland, lane, rural residential
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Grass
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): 
Plants below the surface
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).: 
>240
Estimate the water colour: 
Colourless
Sample for group: 
Action for the River Kennet
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).