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Dominica is located at 15˚ 30’ North Latitude and 61˚25’ West longitude. It is a 751km² island dominated by a chain of mountains which forms a central ridge. The island has very steep topography with the highest peak, Morne Diablotin, topping off at a height 1730 m. The islands soils are easily erodible thus Dominica’s steep slopes are subject to a high level of erosion. The island is the Caribbean’s “Nature Isle”, known for its forests and many rivers. Dominica has nine active volcanic sites associated with a number of hot springs and fumaroles which are key tourism attractions. Due to its steep topography, towns and major habitation are concentrated in the narrow coastal belts. The capital Roseau is located on the South West coast. Dominica has a humid tropical marine climate. Rainfall ranges from 1200mm per annum on the leeward side of the island to over 10 000mm per annum within the central mountainous areas. The dry season is from January to May with the rainy season from June to November. Being in the Atlantic Hurricane belt, Dominica is often impacted on by hurricane conditions including strong winds, generally accompanied by heavy rainfall and storm surges in coastal areas

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Useful Resources
FileDescriptionDate AddedFile Size
CATS 1 fish and food fiesta report
Fish & Food Fiesta on the Boulevard, Soufriere Dominica
Camille David/GIZ/2017
July 6, 2017 6:49 AM0 KB
CATS 1 P3DM process
Constructing the model of the Soufriere-Scotts Head- Gallion area, Dominica
June 9, 2015 9:17 AM0 KB
CATS 1 Sustainable Sewage Solutions for Sufriere
Soufriere's Alumn Stream
December 2014
June 9, 2015 7:15 AM0 KB
CATS 1 Water Quality Report
Watershed Assessment and Water Quality Assessment
Soufriere's Alumn Stream, Dominica
August 12, 2015 6:32 AM0 KB
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