Walanae River

Walanae River
Sungai Walanae, Sungai Cenranae, Salo Welonge, Salo Walanae
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Een auto rijdt op een brug over de rivier Walanae in Watansoppeng Zuid Celebes TMnr 10007685.jpg
Bridge over the River Walanae near Watansoppeng in the 1920s or 1930s
Walanae River is located in Sulawesi
Walanae River
Location of river mouth
Walanae River is located in Indonesia
Walanae River
Walanae River (Indonesia)
Location
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceSouth Sulawesi
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Rupulumuwe
 • locationPattuku, Bontocani, Bone Regency
MouthMuara Cenranae, Gulf of Boni
 • location
Cenrana, Bone Regency
Length169 km (105 mi)
Basin size4,780 km2 (1,850 sq mi)
Width 
 • minimum10 m (33 ft)
 • maximum15 m (49 ft)

Walanae River is a river in South Sulawesi on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, about 1500 km northeast of the capital Jakarta.[1][2]

Geography

The river flows in the southwest area of Sulawesi with predominantly tropical monsoon climate (designated as Am in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[3] The annual average temperature in the area is 23 °C. The warmest month is October, when the average temperature is around 25 °C, and the coldest is July, at 21 °C.[4] The average annual rainfall is 2550 mm. The wettest month is January, with an average of 404 mm rainfall, and the driest is September, with 29 mm rainfall.[5]

Walanae River
Climate chart (explanation)
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
 
 
404
 
 
23
20
 
 
174
 
 
24
22
 
 
264
 
 
25
22
 
 
294
 
 
25
22
 
 
303
 
 
24
21
 
 
238
 
 
24
22
 
 
193
 
 
24
18
 
 
45
 
 
26
21
 
 
29
 
 
28
20
 
 
92
 
 
29
21
 
 
187
 
 
28
21
 
 
329
 
 
26
20
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [4]
Imperial conversion
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
16
 
 
73
68
 
 
6.9
 
 
75
72
 
 
10
 
 
77
72
 
 
12
 
 
77
72
 
 
12
 
 
75
70
 
 
9.4
 
 
75
72
 
 
7.6
 
 
75
64
 
 
1.8
 
 
79
70
 
 
1.1
 
 
82
68
 
 
3.6
 
 
84
70
 
 
7.4
 
 
82
70
 
 
13
 
 
79
68
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches

See also

References

  1. ^ Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
  2. ^ Salo Welonge at Geonames.org (cc-by); Last updated 2013-06-04; Database dump downloaded 2015-11-27
  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. ^ a b "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.

External links

  • (in Indonesian) Lake Tempe, Ancient Lake of Sulawesi
  • (in Indonesian) Watershed areas on the island of Sulawesi

Coordinates: 4°22′27″S 120°21′48″E / 4.3741°S 120.3632°E / -4.3741; 120.3632

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