Ditchburn, R.G.; Whitehead, N.E.; Kim, K.J. 1997 Analysis of sediments from lakes Waihola and Waipori for 210Pb. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 97/38 4 p.
Abstract: Sediment samples from lakes Waihola and Waipori near the lower Taieri River were analysed for 210Pb via its daughter product 210Po. Sedimentation rates were: Lake Waihola 0.68 cm y-1 (3.5 kg m-2 y-1 dry weight) and Lake Waipori 0.76 cm y-1 (4.0 kg m-2 y-1). The background 210Pb values for Lake Waipori were lower than any others encountered so far in similar surveys within New Zealand. These sedimentation rates are very similar to those in other South Island lakes. (auth)