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Stengel, H.W. 1964. The source of drinking water at Gobabeb. Water Affairs Branch, S.W.A. Administration. Ministry of Water Affairs, Windhoek


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The source of drinking water at Gobabeb.

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The source of drinking water at Gobabeb. The Namib Desert Research Station Gobabeb is situated on the northern bank of the Kuiseb River about 70 miles to the east of Walvisbay in the Namib desert. This situation is very favourable as three landscape zones meet there. The first zone is that of the Kuiseb River with its broad sandy bed and large strips of trees and bushes on the alluvial silt banks. The second zone is the shifting sand dune area stretching from the southern bank of the river in a southerly direction for hundreds of miles to the vicinity of Luederitzbucht. Keywords: Namibia, Namib Desert, Gobabeb, Kuiseb River, natural resource management, water supply, river basin management, climate.

Year: 1964

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