Regulation of surface water quality in a Cretaceous chalk catchment, UK: an assessment of the relative importance of instream and wetland processes

H. Prior, Penny J. Johnes

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To investigate the relative importance of instream nutrient spiralling and wetland transformation processes on surface water quality, total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) concentrations in a 200 m reach of the River Lambourn in the south-east of England were monitored over a 2-year period. In addition, the soil pore water nutrient dynamics in a riparian ecosystem adjacent to the river were investigated. Analysis of variance indicated that TN, TP and suspended sediment concentrations recorded upstream of the wetland were statistically significantly higher (P
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)159-174
Number of pages16
JournalScience of The Total Environment
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Water quality functioning of lowland permeable catchments: inferences from an intensive study of the River Kennet and upper River Thames

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