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A study on the health of the Olifants River as reflected by the aquatic macro-invertebrate biodiversity and selected abiotic factors.

M. Kemp, Kenne N. de Kock, Corrie T. Wolmarans
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a289 | DOI: | © 2012 M. Kemp, Kenne N. de Kock, Corrie T. Wolmarans | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

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M. Kemp, North-West University, South Africa
Kenne N. de Kock, North-West University, South Africa
Corrie T. Wolmarans, North-West University, South Africa

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Aquatic macro-invetrebrates and selected abiotic factors were used to evaluate the river health. Preliminary results indicate that the ecological categories of the study sites vary from natural to critically modified and that the Target Water Quality Range is hardly ever met.


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