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Table 7 Effects of mitigation measures upon nutrient loads upon the Fleet Lagoon.

From: Hindcasting of nutrient loadings from its catchment on a highly valuable coastal lagoon: the example of the Fleet, Dorset, UK, 1866–2004

  Load (t), (% reduction)
  Current load (2002) With phosphorus-stripping With 5 m buffer strips 5 m buffer strips & phosphorus-stripping
Fleet Lagoon     
Nitrogen 78.68   50.16 (36%) 50.16 (36%)
Phosphorus 1.54 1.28 (27%) 0.79 (49%) 0.52 (66%)
West Fleet     
Nitrogen 61.09   38.23 (37%) 38.23 (37%)
Phosphorus 1.31 1.04 (20%) 0.70 (47%) 0.43 (77%)
Abbotsbury Bay     
Nitrogen 27.17   16.87 (38%) 16.87 (38%)
Phosphorus 0.67 0.49 (27%) 0.38 (43%) 0.21 (69%)
  1. Percentages express reductions in load compared to base year (2002).