oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Water potentialities of mountain catchments with particular reference to South Africa

Volume 8, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Mr. Shand has placed his finger on perhaps the most embarrassing deficiencies in our store of basic data and has emphasized the economic importance to the country of the services which rely for efficient planning upon the adequacy of these data. His renewed appeal for extension of the rain-gauging and stream-gauging networks should be taken up and echoed by all hydraulic engineers. Those who have endeavoured to relate the measured run-off from small mountainous catchments cannot fail to have noticed the paucity of actual measurements upon which the published isohyetal maps have been based.

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