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Title: Investigations into the extent of saline water ingress into the River Parrett and the River Tone : February, March 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority Wessex Region
Document Type: Monograph
This report presents the findings of a further study into the extent of saline intrusion into the River Parrett and River Tone. This was undertaken by measuring the conductivity of the river water at intervals along their tidal stretches throughout the cycles of two tides during flood and normal flow conditions. During flood conditions, the limit of saline water intrusion was found to be on the River Parrett between Town Bridge and Somerset Bridge. In normal flow conditions, the limit was found to be slightly further upstream, between Somerset Bridge and Moorland. The water was also found to have a significantly higher conductivity in the saline section of the river under these conditions.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Bridgwater
Subject Keywords: RiversTidal riversSaline waterFlow rateWater levels
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestSomersetParrettTone (Somerset)South and West Somerset catchment
Extent: 9
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