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.

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