Sample Information

7.5
0.035 12 No algae Colourless

1d;14;26;31;33

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.
Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
Have you observed any pollution source near the waterbody? It would be helpful if you could add this information by editing your data record to include these observations.
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: 51.116478619509 : 51.716478619509
Longitude min and max: -2.0546635866165 : -1.4546635866165
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 382
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.19. Your measurement: 0.035 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 5.5 ± 3.5. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 30 ± 56. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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River Kennet at Manton Jubilee Field

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:20
Water quality testing at Manton June 2015
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
10.00
Notes: 
River Kennet as it flows through the village of Manton, upstream of the town Marlborough.
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Urban Park
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Other
Sedge and flag iris.
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
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply): 
Other
Paddling access point that is used.
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants emerging from the water
Aquatic birds
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Slow
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
0.02-0.05
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).