Sekayam River

Sekayam River
Sungai Sekayam, Sungai Sekajam, Soengai Sekajan
Sekayam River is located in Kalimantan
Sekayam River
River mouth location
Sekayam River is located in Indonesia
Sekayam River
Sekayam River (Indonesia)
Location
CountryIndonesia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationBorneo
MouthKapuas River

Sekayam River is a river of Borneo, West Kalimantan province, Indonesia.[1] It is a tributary of the Kapuas River.[2] The Public Forest System Utility Program (Program Pemberdayaan Sistem Hutan Kerakyatan; PPSHK) has a scheme on the river aimed at reducing the level of mercury content absorbed by humans.[3]

Hydrology

The river flows through the dense rainforest of Borneo. The Entabai River enters the Sekayam River.

Geography

The river flows in the western area of Borneo island with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[4] The annual average temperature in the area is 23 °C. The warmest month is August, when the average temperature is around 24 °C, and the coldest is November, at 20 °C.[5] The average annual rainfall is 3680 mm. The wettest month is December, with an average of 466 mm rainfall, and the driest is June, with 181 mm rainfall.[6]

Use

During the 1880s the river was exploited for its Cinnabar and antimony in its far upper course.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
  2. ^ Sungai Sekayam at Geonames.org (cc-by); Last updated 2012-01-17; Database dump downloaded 2015-11-27
  3. ^ "Increasing Public and Community Awareness on Health and Environment Impacted by Mercury in Sekayam Watershed, West Kalimantan (INDO/04/53)". UNDP. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  4. ^ 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. Bibcode:2007HESS...11.1633P. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007.
  5. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  6. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month - TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.
  7. ^ Tagliacozzo, Eric (2007). Secret trades, porous borders: smuggling and states along a Southeast Asian frontier, 1865-1915. NUS Press. p. 36. ISBN 978-9971-69-385-5.

Coordinates: 0°07′00″N 110°38′00″E / 0.11667°N 110.63333°E / 0.11667; 110.63333

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