Goudie, A.S. & Ireland, P. 1978 A preliminary
investigation of the water chemistry of the Fleet,
Dorset. Paper submitted to Proceedings of the Dorset
Natural History and Archaeological Society.
Draft of paper giving water chemistry results (conductivity,
pH, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) for filtered
water samples collected from 12 sites at hourly
intervals from 11.00am to 18.00 on 23.3.78. Measurements
were taken from six stream inputs (Rodden Bridge,
Linton Hill, Abbotsbury, East Fleet Church, Langton
Herring and Furzedown Farm) on the same day 23.3.78.
Conductivity (salinity) measurements were also taken
from 22 sites at 14.00 on 21.3.78. Results are not
interpreted, save for mention that a narrow zone
of higher conductivity (salinity) was observed along
the length of the lagoon on the Chesil side, indicating
seawater percolation through Chesil Beach.