Sample Information

12
0.35 21 Evenly dispersed Green

1d;2;19;26;31;33

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.

In addition, there is strong evidence that algal blooms may be presently occurring in this waterbody.

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: 44.242495063 : 44.842495063
Longitude min and max: 10.890594768 : 11.490594768
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 261
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.12. Your measurement: 0.35 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.75 ± 1.8. Your measurement: 12 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 47 ± 71. Your measurement: 21 NTU

 

 


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zelli.federica
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 00:00
General Information
English
Device used: 
IOS Device
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Stream
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Urban Residential
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Grass
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
Are there any pollution sources in the immediate surroundings? (select all that apply): 
Residential discharge
Can you see evidence of the following water uses? (select all that apply): 
Irrigation
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Frogs/toads
Aquatic birds
Plants emerging from the water
Is the algae...: 
Evenly dispersed
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Still
Chemical
Nitrate: 
>10
Phosphate: 
0.2-0.5
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
21.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Green
Sample for group: 
Aps Amici dei Parchi di Monteveglio e dell'Emilia
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)
Is the algae...
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply)
Estimate the water level
Estimate the water flow
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).