Sample Information

3.5
0.035 40 No algae Yellow

1c;3;26;33

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

Elevated nitrate concentrations and high turbidity indicate an elevated nutrient loading from the surrounding catchment which can have negative consequences for the aquatic environment.

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: 51.635578378 : 52.235578378
Longitude min and max: -1.890901839 : -1.290901839
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 1425
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.75 ± 0.24. Your measurement: 0.035 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 7.5 ± 3.8. Your measurement: 3.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 27 ± 51. Your measurement: 40 NTU

 

 


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Swailsford Bridge

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maryanncanning
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (All day)
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Notes: 
Original sure after confluence
Device used: 
IOS Device
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Agriculture
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
No vegetation cover
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Surging
Estimate the water level: 
High
Chemical
Nitrate: 
2-5
Phosphate: 
0.02-0.05
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
40.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Yellow
Sample for group: 
Wild Oxfordshire and the Evenlode Catchment Partnership
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).