oa Madoqua - Ecological studies of the Cunene River mouth: avifauna, herpetofauna, water quality, flow rates, geomorphology and implications of the Epupa Dam
|Article Title||Ecological studies of the Cunene River mouth: avifauna, herpetofauna, water quality, flow rates, geomorphology and implications of the Epupa Dam|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Ornithology Section, Ministry of Wildlife, Conservation & Tourism, Windhoek. **Ministry of Wildlife, Conservation & Tourism, Swakopmund|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||163 - 180|
|Keyword(s)||Abiotic assessments, Annual flow rates, Biological diversity, Biologically productive areas, Chemical environment, Desert coastline, Ecosystems, Flood-silt-dry cycles, Floodplain, Macrophyte infestation, Palearctic waders, Sea-freshwater mixing, Temperature fluctuations, Tropical turtles, Variable tropical system, Wetland organisms and Wind speeds|
The Cunene Namibia's third largest and most poorly studied river. Ecological studies of its environment took on renewed urgency in 1991 with news of the imminent muIti-damming of the Cunene's lower reaches for hydro-electric power. This paper reports on long-term flow rates and two ecological surveys of the river mouth during below-average, peak and low-flow conditions present in 1991.
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