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nutrient analysis on Winestead Drain (EA partnership)

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Project Description

Analysis sediment core samples nutrient levels, particularly focusing on phosphate levels to understand nutrient sources. Excess phosphates lead to eutrophication, to inform mitigation of this sources of phosphates need to be determined. Historic phosphates from previous contamination can be locked into sediment and released should sediment be mobilised. Alternatively, phosphates could be run contemporary sources such as fertiliser application and run off.
To understand nutrient source, to inform mitigation, sediment samples need to be assessed for nutrient content (phosphates, nitrates, ammonia) as well as phosphate levels in water at different flows. Phosphate levels in water should be measured alongside flow measurements.

Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Environment Agency
Value £8,794.00
Project Dates Jan 25, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022

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