Sample Information

3.5
0.35 12 No algae Colourless

1c;2;26;33

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.
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: 52.512839891 : 53.112839891
Longitude min and max: -0.924209927 : -0.324209927
Average measurements from citizen scientists in your area:
Sample in the same area: 187
Average Phosphate concentration (mg/L): 0.01 ± 0.17. Your measurement: 0.35 mg/L
Average Nitrate concentration (mg/L): 1.5 ± 3.2. Your measurement: 3.5 mg/L
Average Turbidity (NTU): 22 ± 43. Your measurement: 12 NTU

 

 


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Woolsthorpe by Colsterwoth

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ben.shelbourn
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 00:00
General Information
English
Total number of participants : 
2.00
Notes: 
Warm sunny day at nature trail.
Device used: 
IOS Device
Ecological
Freshwater body type: 
River
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
Foam
Floating algae
Litter
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): 
Other
Nature trail. Slight discharge from adjacent sewage plant
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply): 
Plants below the surface
Is the algae...: 
No algae
Hydrological
Estimate the water flow: 
Steady
Estimate the water level: 
Average
Chemical
Nitrate: 
2-5
Phosphate: 
0.2-0.5
Optical
Water quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity): 
<14
Estimate the water colour: 
Colourless
Sample for group: 
Lincolnshire Rivers Trust
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)
What aquatic life is there evidence of? (select all that apply)
Is the algae...
Estimate the water flow
Estimate the water level
Water Quality – Secchi Tube (Turbidity).
Water temperature (°C)
Ammonia
pH