Surface-groundwater Modelling Studies Of Coastal Lakes On The East Coast Of South Africa.
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Talita Germishuyse and Bruce Kelbe
The lakes and estuaries of the extensive coastal plain along the east coast of Southern Africa are an important water resource for social, ecological and industrial purposes. The rapid developments in the region are placing a huge burden on the sustainable utilization of the water resources. Recognition of the environment in sustaining the water resources is contained in new legislation and placing a demand for greater understanding of the dynamics and utilization of these resources. Numerical groundwater modelling of the primary aquifer and the interaction with the lake systems is being investigated to determine the water balance of the lakes, the flow