If you’ve just completed a first sample and received a message stating there was an Unconfirmed Trigger Level Breach, standard protocol is to revisit the site within 48 hours to do a second sample to confirm the breach.
The video below walks you through submitting a second sample to Cartographer. If you’d prefer a written guide, continue reading below the video:
You’ll record the results for your second sample on a new survey form. Return to the Riverfly Partnership workspace home page and click the (+) button for the relevant Riverfly survey. Always perform the same type of survey as you did for the first sample:
The bulk of the questions on your new form will be the same as for your first sample. Be sure to select a Sample Type of “Second Sample” to indicate you’re confirming a breach:
If the total ARMI Score for the 8 core ARMI species in your second sample equals or exceeds the trigger level for the site, you will see a green box titled Trigger Level OK. Fill out any additional notes and click Save to save your survey (see below):
If, on the other hand, the total ARMI Score is less than the trigger level, you see a yellow box entitled Confirmed ARMI Trigger Level Breach. Follow the on-screen instructions to report the confirmed breach to your hub coordinator and/or to an incident hotline:
Finishing the Form
The remainder of the survey form is the same as for the first sample:
- If you encountered a trigger level breach, a field will appear allowing you to upload photographs of any pollution evidence.
- The final field is a general Notes area where you can record any other relevant information to help later analysis.
Saving the Form
Regardless of the outcome of the trigger level breach, always finish by saving your form. Click Save at the top right of the page. You will see a popup containing two options:
- Choose Save as Draft if you aren’t finished yet but you need to step away from your computer for a moment.
- Choose Save as Complete if the survey form is complete and you’d like to submit it for review by a coordinator.
This guide was developed in collaboration with Jess Andrews from the Environment Agency and Julie Wozniczka from Trent Rivers Trust.