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Title: Klein (CSW16)
Authors: De Decker, HP
Keywords: Estuaries - South African estuaries
Marine ecology
Cape estuaries
Coastal research
River catchment
Estuarine system
Klein River
Klein estuary
Abiotic characteristics
Biotic characteristics
Flora
Fauna
CSIR
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
NRIO
National Research Institute for Oceanology
Hermanus lagoon
kettle point line
Pulpit point line
Issue Date: Oct-1989
Publisher: CSIR, National Research Institute for Oceanology
Citation: De Decker, HP. 1989. Klein (CSW16). Report 40 of the Estuaries of the Cape, Part 2: Synopses of available information on individual systems series, edited by Heydorn, AEF and Morant, PD. Stellenbosch: CSIR. (CSIR research report 439)
Series/Report no.: CSIR Research Report number
439
CSIR estuary index number
CSW16
CSIR NRIO number
40
Abstract: This report provides historical overview on river catchment, ecology, biotic and abiotic characteristics and available information on the Klein estuary. Kleinriviersvlei is popularly known as "Hermanus Lagoon". In some of the accounts of Kleinriviersvlei it is difficult to determine exactly to which component of the system the author is referring. However, for the purposes of this report, the estuary is that part of the system between an imaginary line joining Kettle and Pulpit points and the sea. The lagoon is the main lacustrine water body between the kettle point - Pulpit point line and the point of entry of the Kleinrivier in the east. When the system as a whole is being discussed it is referred to as kleinriviersvlei or, more simply the vlei. The vlei has its origin at the confluence of the Hartebees and Steenboks rivers south-east of Dunghye Park.
Description: Estuaries of the Cape
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3478
ISBN: 0 7988 3958 9
Appears in Collections:Water resources and human health
Coastal and marine systems
General science, engineering & technology

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