Table 4. Results of analysis of freelists of “causes of the problems with current flows in the Crocodile River”, showing frequency with which interviewees identified causes, the percentage of interviewees who identified that cause, the average ranking of that cause, and the salience (Smith's S) of the cause.

ID Cause of Problems with Flow Frequency Resp. Pct. Avg. Rank Smith's S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
 
ILLEGAL USE
LOW RAINFALL
FORESTRY
COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE
OVER ALLOCATION
KWINA DAM
DAMS
DEVELOPMENT
DROUGHT
URBAN AREAS
MANAGEMENT FOCUS
REGIONAL CAPACITY
GLOBAL WARMING
POLLUTION
NATIONAL CAPACITY
URBAN GROWTH
ALIEN SPECIES
INAPPROPRIATE CROPS
MINING POLLUTION
EVAPORATION
NO METERING
AGRIC POLLUTION
WASTAGE OF WATER
AWARENESS
LONG TERM PLANNING
RESEARCH
OVER ABSTRACTION
IRRIGATION BOARDS
WATER PRICING
ENGINEERING
INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION
GARDEN
PDI SUPPLY
Total/Average:
10
8
7
7
7
6
5
5
5
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
108
31
25
22
22
22
19
16
16
16
13
9
9
9
9
9
9
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3.375
2.3
1.375
2.143
2.857
3
2.167
4.2
2.6
2.4
4
2
5.333
2.333
3.667
4.333
3.333
1
5.5
1
4.5
2.5
1.5
5
3.5
2.5
3
1
4
8
6
2
6
5
 
0.26
0.233
0.137
0.125
0.146
0.153
0.084
0.102
0.12
0.031
0.069
0.039
0.049
0.051
0.051
0.053
0.063
0.028
0.063
0.029
0.038
0.055
0.015
0.018
0.050
0.010
0.031
0.021
0.007
0.009
0.021
0.009
0.006