Relief and drainage
The district forms part of the country’s dissected plateau. The greater proportion of this plateau is between 240 and 300 meters above sea level. Within the district, there are isolated hills ranging between 300 and 390 metres above sea level. There are also a few low lying areas, mainly the valleys of the major rivers that do not exceed 150 meters above sea level. The district is endowed with a number of rivers and streams (e.g. Bia and Sui rivers). The streams and rivers exhibit a dendritic pattern to the Bia basin.
Bodi District forms part of the country’s wet semi-equatorial climatic zone, which is characterized by two rainfall maxima regime with mean annual rainfall figures ranging from 1,250mm - 2,000mm. The two rainfall peaks fall between May-June and September – October. The area experiences two main seasons, namely the wet season and the dry season. The wet season is roughly between April and October, while the dry season is between November and March. It needs to be stressed that the relatively long wet (rainy) season as well as the abundant rains are favourable conditions for the cultivation of food and cash crops.
The district’s vegetation is of moist semi-deciduous forest type, and the forest foliage is made up of upper, middle and low canopies. This forest vegetation is made up of hundreds of different tree species. Some of the important species include wawa, mahogany, esa, ofram, edinam, onyina, kyenkyen and odum. There are two forest reserves in the district, namely Bodi and Krokosue Forest Reserves. These are productive reserves where timber harvesting is done. The forest reserves are also intended to preserve the environment and other plant species.
Date Created : 11/19/2017 4:19:12 AM