oa Madoqua - Western flowing ephemeral rivers and their importance to wetlands in Namibia
|Article Title||Western flowing ephemeral rivers and their importance to wetlands in Namibia|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Ministry of Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism, Khorixas, Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1991|
|Pages||135 - 140|
|Keyword(s)||Biological material, Chemical materials, Conservation problems, Critical survival issues, Damaraland, Flood attenuation, Flooding, Kaokoland, Pastoralists, Phragmites australis, Rainfall, River flow, Typha latifolia, Waste-water cycling and Wetrand utilisation|
One of Africa's most arid regions, the Namib desert is crossed by several west flowing rivers, ten of which flow formore than a few days orweeks at the most. The four largest rivers, the Kuiseb, Swakop/Khan, Omaruru and Ugab provide water for human populations as well as wildlife and some show unexplained decreases in flow frequency or amplitude.
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