Sample Information

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0.35 18 No algae Brown

1d;2;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.
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: 52.871584234815 : 53.471584234815
Longitude min and max: -0.89155666200217 : -0.29155666200217
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 531
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.19. Your measurement: 0.35 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 0.75 ± 4.0. Your measurement: 12 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 18 ± 31. Your measurement: 18 NTU

 

 


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South Hykeham water treatment

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gill_dickson
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 08:17
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Device used: 
Web Site
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
Other
Drainage ditch
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
Water treatment works, agriculture
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Plants emerging from the water
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Slow
Estimate the water level: 
Low
Chemical
Nitrate: 
>10
Phosphate: 
0.2-0.5
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
Enter Result
18.00
Estimate the water colour: 
Brown
Sample for group: 
Lincolnshire 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
pH
Water temperature (°C)
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).
Ammonia