Sample Information

7.5
0.35 150 No algae Yellow

1d;2;19;26; 3;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.
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: 52.448077 : 53.048077
Longitude min and max: -0.801496 : -0.201496
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 190
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.17. Your measurement: 0.35 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 5.5 ± 3.1. Your measurement: 7.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 22 ± 43. Your measurement: 150 NTU

 

 


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River Glen bottom Sheepdyke

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jackie0420
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 00:00
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
1.00
Notes: 
River is cloudy suspect sewage discharge
Device used: 
Android
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
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): 
Other
sewage works 200m up stream
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants emerging from the water
Plants below the surface
Aquatic birds
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
5-10
Phosphate: 
0.2-0.5
pH: 
7.00
Water temperature (°C): 
12.00
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
150.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Yellow
Biological
Gammaridae (Freshwater shrimps): 
15
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)
Trichoptera (Caddisflies - Cased)
Trichoptera (Caddisflies - Caseless)
Ephemeridae (Mayflies - Burrowers)
Ephemerellidae (Mayflies - Blue-winged olive)
Heptageniidae (Mayflies – Flat-bodied stone clinger)
Baetidae (Mayflies - Olives / minnows)
Plecoptera (Stoneflies)