The First Biological and Environmental Sampling Campaign

During 6-9th March 2012, it was organized the first water sampling campaign as part of a complex analysis of wetlands characteristics in Action A3. Action plan for halting loss of wetlands biodiversity from Iron Gates Wetlands.

A series of in situ tests were performed (dissolved oxygen, turbidity, temperature) and also water samples were collected for laboratory analysis in order to determine nutrients (NO3, NO2, NH4, PO4, and Total Phosphorus test), heavy metals, coliform bacteria, phytoplankton, Chlorophyll A. Moreover, samples of sediments and fish were collected to determine the levels of heavy metals.