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12
0.075 12 Blue-green scum Colourless

1d;13;17;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.

High nitrate concentrations are further evidence of this.

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: 51.1308255 : 51.7308255
Longitude min and max: -1.4444927 : -0.8444927
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 1192
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.035 ± 0.23. Your measurement: 0.075 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.35 ± 4.0. Your measurement: 12 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 49 ± 83. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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THe River Lambourn at Almond Avenue/Recreation Ground

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GlynHorn
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:54
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Notes: 
Chalk Stream tributary of the River Kennet in West Berkshire
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): 
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
Floating algae
Litter
Oily Sheen
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Floating plants
Fish
Aquatic birds
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Floating mats
Attached
Blue-green scum
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
>10
Phosphate: 
0.05-0.1
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).