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Title: Gamtoos (CMS48)
Authors: Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit, ECRU
Keywords: Estuaries - South African estuaries
Marine ecology
Cape estuaries
Coastal research
Gamtoos estuary
Gamtoos River
Abiotic characteristics
Biotic characteristics
River catchment
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
National Research Institute for Oceanology
Nuweveld Mountain range
Issue Date: Apr-1981
Publisher: CSIR, National Research Institute for Oceanology
Citation: CSIR, Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit. 1981. Gamtoos (CMS48). 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 406)
Series/Report no.: CSIR Research Report number
CSIR estuary index number
CSIR NRIO number
Abstract: The Gamtoos has the fourth largest catchment of all the Cape rivers, with an area of 34 438 km2 which extends right up into the Great Karoo. Two large tributaries drain the eastern extremity of the Nuweveld Mountain range and the western slopes of the Onder-Sneeuberg mountain ranges of the great escarpment above Nelspoort and Murraysburg. The geology and geomorphological features of the Gamtoos Estuary and adjacent shoreline have been described by the City of Port Elizabeth's metropolitan Planning Unit in the coastal study undertaken in 1978. Because of the size and diversity of the entire system it has not been possible to include details of all the available information of the Gamtoos River.
Description: Estuaries of the Cape
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3483
ISBN: 0 7988 1831 X
Appears in Collections:Water resources and human health
Coastal and marine systems
General science, engineering & technology

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