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Groot River (Western Cape)

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- location  Cederberg Mountains
- elevation  456 m (1,496 ft)
- elevation  735 m (2,411 ft)
Mouth  Riet River
Groot River (Western Cape)
- location  Confluence with the Riet River, Western Cape

The Groot River (English: "Large River") is a river in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. It is part of the Olifants/Doring River system. It should is not to be confused with the Groot River of Eastern Cape and the Groot River of Southern Cape provinces.

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Course

It is formed by the confluence of the Twee River and Lang River, flowing off the eastern slopes of the Cederberg Mountains, south-east of Citrusdal.

The river flows in an easterly direction through the Skurweberge Mountains where it joins the Riet River that rises as the Winkelhaak River and Houdenbeks River north of Ceres. Below this confluence, the Riet River is joined by the Brandkraals River and Matjies River, after which it flows into the Doring River.

Ecology

The Clanwilliam Yellowfish (Labeobarbus capensis), a local endemic classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN, is still found in this river.

References

Groot River (Western Cape) Wikipedia


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