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Ellery, W.N. and McCarthy, T.S. 1998. Environmental change over two decades since dredging and excavation of the lower Boro River, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Biogeography, 25: 361-378


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Environmental change over two decades since dredging and excavation of the lower Boro River, Okavango Delta.

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In order to increase surface outflow to meet human needs, the distal Boro channel-floodplain system was dredged, excavated and bunded between 1971 and 1974. The immediate impact of these measures was destruction of in-channel flora. After 20 years, the aquatic flora has recovered in the excavated channel. However, little recovery has occurred along the channel reach which was dredged. Ecological processes.

Year: 1998

Type: Journal Article

Origin: Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.

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