Nitrate and phosphorus concentrations in European freshwater bodies between 1992/1993 and 2002

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Concentrations are expressed as annual median concentrations for groundwater, and median of annual average concentrations for rivers and lakes


European data


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Numbers of groundwater bodies, lake and river monitoring stations in brackets. Lakes: nitrate data from: Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia and UK; total phosphorus data from Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland and Latvia. Groundwater bodies: data from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Rivers: data from Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and UK. Data are from representative river and lake stations. Stations that have no designation of type are assumed to be representative and are included in the analysis.


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