Sample Information

3.5
0.01 12 Floating mats Colourless

1c;14;21;26;33

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

These nutrient concentrations also favour the formation of algal mats which may influence aquatic biodiversity.
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: 51.118056 : 51.718056
Longitude min and max: -1.817365 : -1.217365
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 1035
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.22. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 3.5 ± 3.8. Your measurement: 3.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 31 ± 59. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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River Dun at Hungerford

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cognatum
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 11:51
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
3.00
Device used: 
Web Site
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?: 
Floating algae
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Other
Possible run-off from agriculture in adjoining field.
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
Plants emerging from the water
Fish
Is the algae...: 
Floating mats
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
2-5
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
<14
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).