Read, D.S.; Bowes, M.; Nichols, D.; Armstrong, L. (2020). Nutrient chemistry data from five rivers receiving sewage effluent in Oxfordshire, England, 2017. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. (Dataset). https://doi.org/10.5285/80710d5e-06cf-4757-93c5-87fcbe421352
This data set comprises water quality data from five tributaries of the River Thames, UK. Sampling sites at each river were from both upstream and downstream of sewage effluent point sources. Parameters measured were phosphorus and nitrogen species, dissolved organic carbon and major dissolved anions (fluoride, chloride, sulphate). This work was carried out as a part of the NERC project: “The environmental REsistome: confluence of Human and Animal Biota in antibiotic resistance spread (REHAB)” (Project reference NE/N019660/1).
All water samples were collected by fieldworkers from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), Wallingford. All chemical analysis was carried out by the Nutrient Chemistry Laboratories at UKCEH Wallingford.