The water quality of the Great Ouse

  title={The water quality of the Great Ouse},
  author={M Neal and Jarvie and Williams and Pinder and Collett and Bhardwaj},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
The results of a 1-year detailed water quality study of the Great Ouse are presented. Being recharged to an important degree from groundwater sources within the carbonate bearing bedrock, the waters are enriched in base cations and they are of relatively high alkalinity (approx. 4000 microEq./l) and pH (approximately 8). Many chemical constituents such as sodium, chloride, boron, nitrate and soluble reactive phosphorus vary over time in response to changing flow conditions. For most… CONTINUE READING