Hawkins, C.E et al

High resolution water quality and flow monitoring data coupled with daily and storm samples from the Loddon catchment (Sept 2017-Sept 2018)

This data set comprises of hourly water quality monitoring and flow data of a site within the River Loddon catchment, UK, from September 2017 to September 2018. Parameters measured were temperature, conductivity, pH, ammonium, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, UV-Vis spectral scan from 197-720nm. Daily samples were also taken at 9am GMT and occasional storm samples were taken hourly and then analysed in the laboratory for pH, conductivity, turbidity, total suspended solids, non-purgeable organic carbon, UV-Vis spectral scan from 200-800nm and 12 pesticide concentrations: 2-4-D, Bentazone, Carbendazim, Carbetamide, Chlorotoluron, Clopyralid, MCPA, Mecoprop, Metaldehyde, Propyzamide, Quinmerac and Metazachlor.

This data was created as part of the TWENTY65 project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grant number: EP/N010124/1) and with some additional funding from Affinity Water and Syngenta.

Publication date: 2019-04-03

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Hawkins, C.E; Kelly, T.J.; Loewenthal, M.; Smith, R.; Dudley, A.; Leggatt, A.; Dowman, S.; Oliver, R.G.; Collins, C.D.; Clark, J.M. (2019). High resolution water quality and flow monitoring data coupled with daily and storm samples from the Loddon catchment (Sept 2017-Sept 2018). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/331659d7-da72-48a2-9b52-63c003557990


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Study area
Temporal extent
2017-09-08    to    2018-09-08

Provenance & quality

Water quality and flow data from the Bow Brook, a headwater tributary to the River Loddon. These data were collected via automatic sampling methods and then analysed either by on-site high frequency analysers or via laboratory analysis at the University of Reading and Affinity Water Limited laboratory (Staines-upon-Thames). The daily samples were usually collected weekly, and hourly storm samples were collected as soon as possible, and taken to the laboratory for analysis. Samples were stored in the fridge at 4°C on return to the laboratory and filtered within 48 hours of collection. For more details please see the supporting documentation.

Correspondence/contact details

Charlotte Hawkins
University of Reading


Hawkins, C.E
University of Reading
Kelly, T.J.
British Geological Society
Loewenthal, M.
Environment Agency
Smith, R.
Environment Agency
Dudley, A.
University of Reading
Leggatt, A.
Affinity Water
Dowman, S.
Affinity Water
Oliver, R.G.
Collins, C.D.
University of Reading
Clark, J.M.
University of Reading

Other contacts

NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters
2-4-D,  2-4-D, Bentazone,  Ammonium,  Carbendazim,  Carbetamide,,  Chlorotoluron,  Clopyralid,  Dissolved oxygen,  MCPA,,  Mecoprop,  Metaldehyde,  Metazachlor,  pH,  Propyzamide,  Quinmerac,  River Loddon,  Temperature,  Total suspended solids,  Turbidity,  UV - Vis spectral scan,  Water quality
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Award: EP/N010124/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:37