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Title: Holgat (CW2)
Authors: Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit, ECRU
Keywords: Estuaries - South African estuaries
Marine ecology
Cape estuaries
Coastal research
Holgat River
Holgat estuary
Abiotic characteristics
Biotic characteristics
River catchment
Fauna
Flora
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
CSIR
National Research Institute for Oceanology
NRIO
Oceanography
Issue Date: Jun-1981
Publisher: CSIR, National Research Institute for Oceanology
Citation: CSIR, Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit. 1981. Report 5 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 404)
Series/Report no.: CSIR Research Report number
404
CSIR estuary index number
CW2
CSIR NRIO number
5
Abstract: The Holgat is not an estuary in the true sense, due to a combination of factors. Although the catchment has an area of 1500 km2, the Holgat last flowed in 1925. The main reason for this appears to be the low rainfall in the catchment and the dune-covered arid hinterland readily absorbs the scanty run-ff. The high salinity of the water in the trench at the mouth suggests that there is very little subsurface freshwater seepage from higher-lying area. The report is part of a series on Cape Estuaries being published under the general title.
Description: Estuaries of the Cape
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3487
ISBN: 0 7988 1828 X
Appears in Collections:Water resources and human health
Coastal and marine systems
General science, engineering & technology

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