Sample Information

12
1.2 40 No algae Brown

1d;2;24;29;32;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.
Turbidity values are also high and may lead to additional negative effects such as reduced light availability for aquatic biota and favours 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.
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: 52.283836209 : 52.883836209
Longitude min and max: -0.971051202 : -0.371051202
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 32
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.0925 ± 0.32. Your measurement: 1.2 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 4.5 ± 3.6. Your measurement: 12 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 27 ± 45. Your measurement: 40 NTU

 

 


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Uppingham Brook - Seaton Rd bridge

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callumcrawford87
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (All day)
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Notes: 
Slow flowing silty area upstream from sample site
Device used: 
IOS Device
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Stream
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Agriculture
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
Trees/shrubs
Is there any of the following on the water surface?: 
None
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
None
Is the algae...: 
Attached
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
>10
Phosphate: 
>1
Ammonia: 
0.25
pH: 
7.00
Water temperature (°C): 
21.00
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
40.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Brown
Biological
Gammaridae (Freshwater shrimps): 
300
Sample for group: 
Welland Rivers Trust: River Wardens
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).
pH
Ammonia
Water temperature (°C)
Gammaridae (Freshwater shrimps)