---South African Rivers---
Surface water

   WEST COAST RIVERS  (ORANGE TO OLIFANTS)

The rivers in this area drain the arid Richtersveld and Namakwaland (the southern Namib region). The catchments of the rivers are relatively small and flow only occurs during rain storms. In general the waters are brackish.

 

Holgat River      
The mouth is approximately 45 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 1500 km2.  

 

 
Kamma River    
The mouth is approximately 82 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 1000 km2.    
Buffels River    
The mouth is approximately 120 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 9400 km2.    
Swartlintjies River    
The mouth is approximately 190 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 1680 km2.      
Spoeg River      
The mouth is approximately 230 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 1370 km2.      
Bitter River      
The mouth is approximately 245 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 750 km2.      
Groen River      
The mouth is approximately 270 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 4500 km2.      
Brak River      
The mouth is approximately 300 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 310 km2.      
Salt River      
The mouth is approximately 330 km south of Alexander Bay. The catchment area is approximately 1375 km2.      
         

References:
1. Catchment areas: Estuaries of the Cape (Part 1). A.E.F.Heydorn & K.L.Tinley. 1980.

2. South African Estuaries. Catchment land-cover. Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. http://www.environment.gov.za/soer/estuary/tables.html

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