Working with the Environment Agency and local famers, regional NE staff have been sampling water in and around reed beds on the NNR. The reed beds are at different stages of growth and development on several farmers' lands. The reed beds will hopefully filter out pollutants. Water samples for many indicators are taken, including nutrient -- Nitrogen and Phosphate. We are in the second year of sampling and the hope is that the results will show how the reed beds are working.
|Fenham Flats WQ sampling -- deployment in the field.|
The probe measures temperature, salinity, pH, Dissolved Oxygen and other parametres