The changing chemical composition of chalk streams and rivers

Casey, H. (1976) The changing chemical composition of chalk streams and rivers. In: Forty-fourth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1976. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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Abstract

The area studied was the River Frome system below Dorchester. The main river has its origins mainly in chalk springs, although some of its tributaries have surface run-off from farm lands and heath-lands. Thus the chemistry of the river is affected by changes in land practice and differences in the geology of the catchment area. Regular chemical analysis of chalk waters started at the River Laboratory in 1964, Regular weekly analyses have been carried out since 1965 at Bere Stream (a small chalk stream) and the River Frome (a large chalk stream); also single samples have been analysed to provide preliminary information. In 1970-71 an attempt was made to discover the contribution each main source made to the flow and chemical composition of the River Frome. Results of these investigations are presented in the paper.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: The changing chemical composition of chalk streams and rivers
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Casey, H.
Title of Book: Forty-fourth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1976
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Date: 1976
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical analysis; Chemical composition; Rivers; Stream flow; Annual report; England; Dorset
Subjects: Chemistry
Environment
Item ID: 5157
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 17:20
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:19
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5157

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