oa Madoqua - Ecological studies of the Cunene River mouth: avifauna, herpetofauna, water quality, flow rates, geomorphology and implications of the Epupa Dam

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



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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