Cooper, R.J. ; Hiscock, K.M.

Water quality data from the River Wensum, UK, 2010-2016

This dataset contains riverine hydrochemical data generated at monthly intervals between 2010 and 2016 from 20 sites across the River Wensum catchment, UK. Data were obtained via manual grab sampling of river water from each of the 20 locations across the catchment, followed by subsequent laboratory analysis to determine concentrations of nutrients, carbon, major ions and suspended solids.

Publication date: 2021-03-26

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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: Cooper, R.J. ; Hiscock, K.M. (2021). Water quality data from the River Wensum, UK, 2010-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


University of East Anglia


Study area
Temporal extent
2010-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Provenance & quality

All water samples were collected in the field by the authors. All hydrochemical data were generated by the University of East Anglia’s Science Analytical Facilities ( To ensure data quality, instrument accuracy and limits of detection were tested every batch via certified reference materials, whilst instrument precision was tested via repeat measurements. Any analysis runs which fell outside acceptable tolerances for accuracy and precision were reanalysed after recalibration of the instrument. All data were checked manually for errors prior to acceptance.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Richard Cooper
University of East Anglia


Cooper, R.J.
University of East Anglia
Hiscock, K.M.
University of East Anglia

Other contacts

NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters , Environment
Carbon,  England,  Nitrogen,  Norfolk,  Phosphorus,  River,  Sediment,  United Kindom,  Water quality,  Water quality Wensum
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:29