Lawa River (Indonesia)

Lawa River
Sungai Lawa
Lawa River (Indonesia) is located in Kalimantan
Lawa River (Indonesia)
Location of river mouth
Lawa River (Indonesia) is located in Indonesia
Lawa River (Indonesia)
Lawa River (Indonesia) (Indonesia)
ProvinceEast Kalimantan
Physical characteristics
MouthMahakam River

The Lawa River is a river in East Kalimantan province, Borneo island, Indonesia, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of Balikpapan.[1] It is a branch of the Mahakam River in eastern Borneo, which is situated entirely within the Kutai Barat, and flows into the Mahakam approximately 200 kilometers (120 mi) upstream from Samarinda. The indigenous communities of Lotaq and Mejaun (The Dayaks) are situated near its source.[2]


The river flows in the eastern area of Borneo with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[3] The annual average temperature in the area is 23 °C (73 °F). The warmest month is October, when the average temperature is around 24 °C (75 °F), and the coldest is February, at 22 °C (72 °F).[4] The average annual rainfall is 2,939 millimeters (115.7 inches). The wettest month is November, with an average of 354-millimeter (13.9 in) rainfall, and the driest is August, with a 124-millimeter (4.9 in) rainfall.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Sungai Lawa at (cc-by); Last updated 2013-06-04; Database dump downloaded 2015-11-27
  2. ^ Community Mapping and Its Implications, Australian National University.
  3. ^ Peel, M C; Finlayson, B L; McMahon, T A (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 11 (5): 1633–1644. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  5. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month - TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

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