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Ecological Profile

Terrain

       Flat terrain found in the central part of Aritao with its lowest elevation of 350 meters above sea level. Hilly to rolling terrain in the north & east of Aritao. Steeply mountainous in the west and south of Aritao with its highest elevation of 1,575 meters above sea level.

 Elevation Map

Elevation Category

TOTAL

% of Total

 Below 500 masl

9,386.97

26.89

 500-1,000 masl

20,015.94

57.35

 1,000 masl & above

5,499.52

15.76

 TOTAL

 34,902.43

100.00

 

Proposed General Landuse Map

Proposed general land use map

 

Seasons

            Aritao belongs to the to the 3rd type of climate

  1. Dry season – November to mid May
  2. Wet season  - mid May to October

Climatic factors affecting Aritao

  1. Southwest monsoon
  2. South Pacific Traders

            Rainy days experienced during the months of December, January, February are influenced by the Northwest Monsoon that passes through the province. The average rainfall from the monitoring station is 196.10 millimeters per year.

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