Central Sulawesi Napie Basin, Wuasa Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Central Sulawesi Nature Reserves with 0 Comments

Central Sulawesi

Napie Basin, Wuasa Nature Reserve


Wendy Hotel Wuasa


Location:1°35’S, 120°05’E; in the headwaters of the Sungai Lariang, 80 km SSE of Palu, Central Sulawesi.
Area:10,000 ha, including 8,000 ha of wetlands.
Description of site:
A tectonic basin in the headwaters of the Lariang River, with extensive permanent swamps and seasonally inundated marshes. The alluvium is of lacustrine origin; the tiny Lake Rano persists as a remnant of a former much larger lake. The extent of flooding probably varies seasonally according to rainfall in the catchment area. The wetland drains west via the Lariang River into the Makassar Strait. As with Lake Lindu (site 89), the swamps are reported to be a source of Schistosomiasis.
Climatic conditions:
The basin is situated in a rain shadow and has a relatively dry tropical climate with an average annual rainfall of 1,500 mm. The wettest months are March-May, and the driest are August-September.
Principal vegetation:
No information. Land tenure:
No information. Conservation measures taken:None.
Land use:Some rice cultivation.


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