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Title: Swartlintjies (CW4)
Authors: Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit, ECRU
Keywords: Estuaries - South African estuaries
Marine ecology
Cape estuaries
Coastal research
Swartlintjies estuary
Swartlintjies River
Abiotic characteristics
Biotic characteristics
River catchment
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
National Research Institute for Oceanology
Issue Date: Apr-1981
Publisher: CSIR, National Research Institute for Oceanology
Citation: CSIR, Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit. 1982. Report 4 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 403)
Series/Report no.: CSIR Research Report number
CSIR estuary index number
CSIR NRIO number
Abstract: The estuary falls within a strict security area of the Koingnaas mining concession of De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines. Due to the active mining operations in the immediate vicinity of the estuary, security clearance is required. The Swartlintjies is approximately 30 km long from the mouth up to where it splits into a number of unnamed tributaries. The lower part of the Estuary consists of a flat, wide sandy riverbed which indicates that substantial flooding and concomitant silt deposition takes place at times. According to a memorandum from Agricultural Technical Services, the river and other West coast rivers are "young" rivers which are fast flowing when in flood and as the flow seldom reaches the sea the silt load is sited along the upper reaches of these rivers.
Description: Estuaries of the Cape
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3476
ISBN: 0 7988 1827 1
Appears in Collections:Water resources and human health
Coastal and marine systems
General science, engineering & technology

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