Sample Information

3.5
0.075 12 No algae Green

1c;14;22;26;33

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

There is strong evidence that algal blooms have occurred, but turbidity values are lower than expected. Are you sure your observations are correct? Please double check your results.
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: 52.5357134 : 53.1357134
Longitude min and max: -7.6726892 : -7.0726892
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 73
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.035 ± 0.05. Your measurement: 0.075 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 1.5 ± 2.0. Your measurement: 3.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 16 ± 31. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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Tallyho Bridge Durrow Co Laois

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rwrichardwhite
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 15:00
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
3.00
Notes: 
Used bucket and rope to lift sample from middle span of bridge. No evidence of invasive species.
Device used: 
IOS Device
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?: 
Foam
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): 
Fishing
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Surging
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
2-5
Phosphate: 
0.05-0.1
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
<14
Estimate the water colour: 
Green
Sample for group: 
Centennial
Group question: 
Is the algae...
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)
Estimate the water flow
Estimate the water level
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).
Invasive species (select all that apply and describe the extent in m3 in the Notes section)