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Title: Uilkraals (CSW17)
Authors: Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit, ECRU
Keywords: Estuaries - South African estuaries
Marine ecology
Cape estuaries
Coastal research
Uilkraals River
Uilkraals estuary
Abiotic characteristics
Biotic characteristics
River catchment
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
National Research Institute for Oceanology
Table Mountain sandstone
Issue Date: Feb-1982
Publisher: CSIR, National Research Institute for Oceanology
Citation: CSIR, Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit. 1982. Uilkraals (CSW17). Report 9 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 408)
Series/Report no.: CSIR Research Report number
CSIR estuary index number
CSIR NRIO number
Abstract: This report provides historical overview on river catchment, ecology, biotic and abiotic characteristics and available information on the Uilkraals estuary. The Uilkraals has a relatively small Table Mountain Sandstone dominated catchment of 313 km2 which receives most of its annual rainfall in the winter months. The river therefore flows strongly in winter with run-off declining in summer. The ecological viability of the estuary depends primarily on tidal flushing. The Uilkraals is biologically productive because of its extensive low-lying floodplain and good tidal water exchange. However, severe problems have been experienced near the mouth which can be attributed to the factors provided in the report.
Description: Estuaries of the Cape
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3471
ISBN: 0 7988 2179 5
Appears in Collections:Water resources and human health
Coastal and marine systems
General science, engineering & technology

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