Coulibistrie River

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Coulibistrie River
location Saint Joseph , Dominica
River system Coulibistrie River
origin Confluence of two source streams
15 ° 29 ′ 51 ″  N , 61 ° 25 ′ 3 ″  W
Source height approx.  900  m
muzzle west of Coulibistrie with 2 arms into the Caribbean Sea Coordinates: 15 ° 27 ′ 36 ″  N , 61 ° 27 ′ 7 ″  W 15 ° 27 ′ 36 ″  N , 61 ° 27 ′ 7 ″  W
Mouth height m
Height difference approx. 900 m

Communities Coulibistrie

The Coulibistrie River is a river on the west coast of Dominica . It runs in the northwest of the Parish Saint Joseph and flows into the Caribbean Sea west of the village of the same name, Coulibistrie .


A source river of the Coulibistrie rises just below the mountain Morne Les Resources ( Morne les Resources ) at about 900 m above sea ​​level , near the border with the Parish Saint Peter and north of the Kachibona Lake in the Gommier savanna . It runs in a south-westerly direction and receives further tributaries along the way. A second main source is in the Soucal - Balata area . Maps show a fork in the Deux Bras area and, accordingly, two mouths at Coulibistrie , and south of Morne Raquette , near the Sunset Bay Club at Batali .

The valley of the Coulibistrie River in the town of the same name is deeply cut. Many of the buildings are built on the large boulders that cover the valley floor. Tropical storm Erika caused the river to overflow in 2015 and wreaked havoc on the town.

Neighboring rivers are the Ravine Bouleau in the north, the Lagon Bay River in Morne Raquette and the Batali River in the south.

Individual evidence

  1. Paul Crask: Dominica. Bradt Travel Guides , England 2007: 190. ISBN 1-84162-217-6 .