Bull Bay

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For the village in Wales, see Bull Bay, Anglesey.

Bull Bay is located on the south east coast of Jamaica 10 miles to the East of Kingston in the parish of St Andrew.

Floods[edit]

Bull Bay is located in the flood plain of a number of rivers: Salt Spring River, Chalky River, Bull Park River, Spring Gut River and Cane River, and consequently has been the subject of a number of floods. The land is low-lying (between 0 and 150 feet above sea level). The drainage basin is composed of relatively hard and impervious rock structures.

The floods in September 2002 followed heavy rainfall that month (3,500 mm), thanks to Tropical Storm Lili. One person died. Local residents described the flood as being the most disastrous since Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988. A contributary factor to the flooding has been identified by residents as silt. Some of this comes from local quarries, particularly belonging to Jamaica Gypsum & Quarries Ltd., but local deforestation by residents seeking firewood was also identified as a contributing factor. The dumping of garbage was another factor identified.

The Ten miles and Eleven miles areas of Bull Bay are regularly subject to floods. The residents have complained that they have lost livestock, personal belongings, cars, and houses. They also complained of increased problems with insects and pests, bad roads, and resultant health problems.[1]

Local industry[edit]

  • Jamaica Gypsum & Quarries Ltd.

Culture[edit]

Bull Bay is home to a community of Bobo Ashanti known as Bobo Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bull Bay: A Town Ravaged by Nature by My Community Our Earth Project accessed 21 June 2008

Coordinates: 17°57′N 76°40′W / 17.950°N 76.667°W / 17.950; -76.667