Influence of the Drought Phenomenas of the Senegalese Coastal Ecosystems: The Case of the Saloum Estuary and Mangrove Area

by K. D. Leung Tack, Faculte des Sciences, Dakar, Senegal,
E. S. Diop, Faculte des Sciences, Dakar, Senegal,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The persistent drought, with the strong reduction in freshwater, causes an oversalinity from upstream to downstream in the Saloum waters. The mangrove system operates such as an inverse estuary. The fauna and flora show adjustments by an impoverishment in marine species associated with lagoon species.

Subject Headings: Estuaries | Droughts | Ecosystems | Sea water | Case studies | Wetlands (coastal) | Rivers and streams | Fresh water | Africa

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