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The underground water-levels of the South Downs between Eastbourne and the River Cuckmere, by H.M. Whitley, published 1900 in Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. (vol. 142, article)

The effect of rainfall on the saturation level in the chalk at Chilgrove, W. Sussex from 1836 to 1819, by D. Halton Thomson, published 1919 in British Rainfall (article)

Hydrological conditions in the chalk at Compton, West Sussex, by D. Halton Thomson, published 1921 in Transactions of the Institute of Water Engineers (vol. 26, article)

A 100 year's record of rainfall and water levels in the chalk at Chilgrove, West Sussex, by D.H. Thomson, published 1938 in Journal of the Institute of Water Engineers (vol. 10, no. 3, article, pp.193-201)

A further 20 years' record of rainfall and water levels in the chalk at Chilgrove, West Sussex, by D.H. Thomson, published 1956 in Journal of the Institute of Water Engineers (vol. 20, article, pp.193-201)

The Sussex Rivers, by David L. Linton, published November 1956 in Geography (vol. 41, no. 4, article, pp.233-247)

Hydrogeology of part of East Sussex, by R. M. Luis, 1971 at University of London (Ph.D. thesis)

Transport of Sediment in Streams in Sussex, in Relation to Geological and Hydrological Characteristics of Catchments., by M. B. Collins, 1973 at Sussex University (Ph.D. thesis)

An hydrological study of the rainfall-runoff relationship in the Ardingly-Goldbridge catchment, Sussex, by H. A. Ghayoor, 1976 at Sussex University (Ph.D. thesis)

Seasonal variations of tritium and other constituents in groundwater in the Chalk near Brighton, England, by R.A. Downing, D.B. Smith and S.C. Warren, published 1978 in Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists (vol. 32, no. 2, article)

Lagoon Recharge of the Folkestone Beds at Hardham, Sussex -- 1972-75, by D. Izatt, G.B. Fox and M. Tague, published 1979 in Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists (vol. 33, no. 3, article)

Meadows and Watercourses, by J. L. Hosking, published May 1979 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 13, article, p.8) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/13] & The Keep [LIB/500479]

Hydrogeological and hydrochemical studies in East Sussex, by S. Beeson, 1980 at U.C.L., University of London (Ph.D. thesis)

The geology and hydrogeology of the Lower Greensand of the Sompting Borehole, West Sussex, by B. Young and R. A. Monkhouse, published 1980 in The Proceedings of the Geologists' Association London (no. 91 issue 4, article, pp.307-313)   View Online
The Sompting Borehole provided the first cored sequences of Lower Greensand sediments beneath the South Downs. The lithologies present closely resemble those at outcrop to the north but the succession is markedly thinner due to the contemporary influence of a westerly extension of the Paris-Plage ridge structure. Hydrogeological studies show that the Lower Greensand here is a potential aquifer. Radiocarbon determinations reveal a surprisingly young age for the groundwater and a significant tritium content indicates the presence of appreciable quantities of recent water.

Borehole recharge of the Folkestone beds at Hardham, Sussex, 1980-81, by M.J. O'Shea, published 1984 in Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists (vol. 38, no. 1, article, pp.9-24)

Treatment of ferruginous groundwater for river augmentation in the Waller's Haven, East Sussex, by D. Barnhoorn, published 1984 in Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists (vol. 38, no. 3, article, pp.217-230)

River Mole relief at Gatwick airport, by D. Heath and A. Smith, published 1986 in Tunnels and Tunnelling (vol. 18, no. 5, article, pp.51-52)

South Downs chalk aquifer: its development and management, by H.G. Headworth, published 1986 in Journal of the Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists (vol. 40, no. 4, article, pp.345-361)

Sediment loads from Sussex headwater streams, by D.T. Crisp, published 1993 in Earth Surface Processes (vol. 6, article, pp.78-96)

The Chichester flood, January 1994, by S.M. Taylor, published 1994 in Hydrological Data UK (article, pp.23-27)

West Sussex flood emergency, by D.S. Fawcett, published 1994 in Highways and transportation (vol. 41, no. 10, article, pp.24-27)

3-D visualization as an aid to the hydrogeological conceptualization of the central South Downs, by N.S. Robins, S. Dumpleton and M.J. Packman, published 2003 in Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (vol. 36, no. 1, article, pp.51-58)   Download PDF

Chichester emergency flood alleviation project, winter 2000/2001, by R.S. Hoad, A.M. Gilham and D.S. Fawcett, published 2003 in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers -- Water and Maritime Engineering (vol. 156, no. 4, article, pp.297-304)
The River Lavant is a small ephemeral chalk stream, which is culverted through the city of Chichester. In 1994 widespread flooding resulted when the capacity of the culverts was exceeded and the river overtopped its bank. Subsequently a local multi-agency Strategic Coordinating Group was formed, and a permanent flood alleviation scheme was developed through the planning process. In November 2000, after a period of very heavy rain, the River Lavant again threatened flooding. A large-scale pumping operation to divert some water around the city was brought into place by the Fire Brigade. Additional alleviation capacity was urgently needed, and local design resources were committed to adapt the permanent scheme for rapid implementation. The project comprised several major pumping operations and open channels over 5 km long with a choked diversion to protect the village of Merston. The A27 trunk road and the railway embankment carrying the mainline along the south coast lie across the route. Piped crossings were designed involving liaison with Railtrack and the Highways Agency. Documents for the whole scheme were put together while funding approval was sought. Despite the emergency conditions, both archaeological and ecological studies were undertaken, particularly for water vole, bat and badger habitats. On 4 December 2000 construction commenced in three packages costing a total of £1·3 million, with a programme to complete all but the main rail crossing before Christmas. However, further bad weather intervened, and the partially completed works were brought into use carrying floodwater less than two weeks later. In the New Year the rail crossing was constructed during a weekend possession. The paper focuses on the implementation of the project, including emergency response, multi-agency cooperation, team working, fast-tracking approvals, unique technical solutions, and rapid construction while ensuring compatibility with the full scheme.

The hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics of the Sussex Ouse Estuary, UK, by Richard Otway Charman, 2007 at Sussex University (Ph.D thesis)

Flood defence in an urban environment: the Lewes Cliffe scheme, UK, by Andrew Burton, Colin Maplesden and Gary Page, published 2012 in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers -- Urban Design and Planning (vol. 165, no. 4, article, pp.231-239)

Hydrology and its implications for the Bronze Age landscape: a case study from the Sussex coastal plain and adjoining Downland block, by David Dunkin, published 2016 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 154, article, pp.67-87) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 18939] & The Keep [LIB/509465] & S.A.S. library