Sample Information

7.5
0.75 9999 No algae Brown

1d;2;29;32

Your dataset indicates that this waterbody has a poor ecological status.
Elevated nitrate and phosphate concentrations indicate high nutrient loading from the surrounding catchment, creating conditions of eutrophication.
High phosphate concentrations may also indicate a local pollution source (e.g. wastewater outlet, industrial emission or an agricultural runoff).
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.
Geo coordinates of Local Area:
Latitude min and max: 51.236760427126 : 51.836760427126
Longitude min and max: -1.4345100402832 : -0.8345100402832
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 2849
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.15 ± 0.23. Your measurement: 0.75 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 3.5 ± 3.9. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 28 ± 50. Your measurement: NTU

 

 


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River Thames at Goring

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MikeBowes
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00
General Information
English
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): 
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
0.5-1
Optical
Estimate the water colour: 
Brown
Sample for group: 
Thames WaterBlitz
Sample location city: 
Blitz