Slavin, E.I.; Wain, D.J.

Water chemistry samples from Durleigh Reservoir 2018

This dataset contains water chemistry and phytoplankton cell counts collected from 3 different depths at 3 different sites in Durleigh Reservoir in Somerset, England, during 2018. Water samples were collected on 22 Feb, 5 Apr, 20 Apr, 30 May, 13 Jun, 27 Jun, 9 Jul, 24 Jul, 20 Aug, 21 Aug, 22 Aug, 23 Aug, 24 Aug, and 5 Oct 2018. The data available to download includes phytoplankton cell counts (cells/ml), turbidity (NTU), pH, Ammonia (mg/l), total oxidised nitrogen (mg/l) nitrite (mg/l), nitrate (mg/l), ammonium (mg/l), orthophosphate (mg/l), silica (mg/l), Potassium (mg/l), Calcium (mg/l), Geosmin (ng/l), 2-MIB (ng/l), total and soluble manganese, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, and aluminium (all: mg/l).

Publication date: 2020-05-05

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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: Slavin, E.I.; Wain, D.J. (2020). Water chemistry samples from Durleigh Reservoir 2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
2018-02-22    to    2018-10-05

Provenance & quality

The 3 sampling locations varied in water depth and distance from artificial mixing devices (surface mixers) in Durleigh. Location 1 was closest to the surface mixers (25 m) and deepest (6.6 m on 22 February 2018). Location 2 was 60 m from the surface mixers and 6 m deep (22 February 2018). Location 3 was 435 m from the surface mixers and the shallowest at 4 m deep on 22 February 2018. A boat was used to access all sampling locations, which were each marked by a buoy. On 5 April 2018, access to location 3 was not possible, hence missing values in the dataset. Water samples were collected from the surface, middle, and bottom of the water column using a Van Dorn sampler. Water samples were analysed at Wessex Water Scientific Centre, Saltford.

Correspondence/contact details

Emily Slavin
University of Bath


Slavin, E.I.
University of Bath
Wain, D.J.
7 Lakes Alliance

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environmental survey Pollution Water quality
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
07 May 2020 09:04