Scholefield, P.A.; Neal, C.; Rowland, A.P.; Chaplow, J.S.; Sleep, D.

Water quality data from the Ribble and Wyre catchments 2008-2010

Water quality data from 26 Ribble and Wyre river basin sites in north west England. Samples were analysed for major solutes, pH, Gran alkalinity, trace metals, mercury and chlorophyll.

Publication date: 2013-07-31

Get the data

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

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

You must cite: Scholefield, P.A.; Neal, C.; Rowland, A.P.; Chaplow, J.S.; Sleep, D. (2013). Water quality data from the Ribble and Wyre catchments 2008-2010. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


© Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council)


Study area
Temporal extent
2008-02-01    to    2010-04-01

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Neal, C., Bowes, M., Jarvie, H. P., Scholefield, P., Leeks, G., Neal, M., ...Davies, C. E. (2012). Lowland river water quality: a new UK data resource for process and environmental management analysis. Hydrological Processes, 26(6), 949-960.
Neal, C., Rowland, P., Scholefield, P., Vincent, C., Woods, C., & Sleep, D. (2011). The Ribble/Wyre observatory: Major, minor and trace elements in rivers draining from rural headwaters to the heartlands of the NW England historic industrial base. Science of The Total Environment, 409(8), 1516-1529

Provenance & quality

Water samples were collected from bridges using a weighted polypropylene sampler. In the field, water temperature was directly recorded at the times of sampling and notes taken on weather, field conditions and water height.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Paul Scholefield
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
United Kingdom


Scholefield, P.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Neal, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rowland, A.P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Chaplow, J.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sleep, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid


Topic categories
Environment , Farming , Inland Waters
2007,  2008,  2009,  2010,  analytical chemistry,  Blackburn,  Burnley,  catchment,  freshwater,  Pennines,  Preston,  Ribble,  Ribble estuary,  South Blackpool,  Water quality Water Resources Wyre
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