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0.01 240 No algae Colourless

1c;2;26

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

Elevated nitrate and phosphate concentrations indicate high nutrient loading from the surrounding catchment, creating conditions of eutrophication.
Potential sources of nitrate pollution include fertiliser runoff, sewage discharge and livestock activities.
Geo coordinates of Local Area:
Latitude min and max: 53.98211585521 : 54.58211585521
Longitude min and max: -2.2730007648468 : -1.6730007648468
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 114
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.11. Your measurement: 0.01 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.925 ± 1.8. Your measurement: 0.1 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 22 ± 42. Your measurement: 240 NTU

 

 


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Walden Beck below West Burton on Eshington Lane

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Liz Haythornthwaite
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 09:15
Looking downstream
General Information
English
Manually add latitude/longitude: 
no
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Notes: 
The beck was low as there had been no rain for some weeks
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Stream
What is the land use in the immediate surroundings?: 
Agriculture
What is the bank vegetation? (select all that apply): 
No vegetation cover
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
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Aquatic birds
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Low
Chemical
Nitrate: 
<0.2
Phosphate: 
<0.02
Optical
Estimate the water colour: 
Colourless
Sample for group: 
Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
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