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Title: Rooiels (CSW10)
Authors: Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit, ECRU
Keywords: Estuaries - South African estuaries
Marine ecology
Cape estuaries
Coastal research
Rooiels estuary
Rooiels River
Abiotic characteristics
Biotic characteristics
Flora
Fauna
River catchment
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
CSIR
National Research Institute for Oceanology
NRIO
Oceanography
Issue Date: Jan-1982
Publisher: CSIR, National Research Institute for Oceanology
Citation: CSIR, Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit. 1982. Rooiels (CSW10). Report 7 of the Estuaries of the Cape, Part 2: Synopses of available information on individual systems series, edited by Heydorn, AEF and Grindley, JR. Stellenbosch: CSIR. (CSIR research report 407)
Series/Report no.: CSIR Research Report number
407
CSIR estuary index number
CSW10
CSIR NRIO number
8
Abstract: This report provides historical overview on river catchment, ecology, biotic and abiotic characteristics and available information on the Rooiels estuary. The Rooiels estuary is a small but ecologically healthy system on the eastern shores of False Bay. It appears to be very much in the same state as it was 23 years ago when surveyed by Van Wyk in 1958. The original river-course was displaced towards the sea by the present bridge and road embankment, creating a small lagoon with an interconnecting channel on the southern side of the floodplain. The system has, however, adapted to this change with no apparent ill-effect. Reasons for the relatively undisturbed state of the estuary can be attributed to effective protection of the catchment and floodplain.
Description: Estuaries of the Cape
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3470
ISBN: 0 7988 2178 7
Appears in Collections:Water resources and human health
Coastal and marine systems
General science, engineering & technology

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