Bia River

The Bia is a river that is situated primarily in Ghana and flows through Ghana and Ivory Coast,[1] emptying into Aby Lagoon.[2] A hydroelectric dam was built across the Bia at Ayamé in 1959, causing the formation of Lake Ayame.[3][4]

Bia River
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South Ghana with the Bia
CountriesGhana and Ivory Coast
Physical characteristics
MouthAby Lagoon
 • coordinates
6°05′48″N 3°05′42″W / 6.09667°N 3.09500°W / 6.09667; -3.09500Coordinates: 6°05′48″N 3°05′42″W / 6.09667°N 3.09500°W / 6.09667; -3.09500
Length300 km (190 mi)
Basin size9,300 km2 (3,600 sq mi)
 • locationMouth
 • average83 m3/s (2,900 cu ft/s)


  1. ^ Ghana: Rivers and Lakes
  2. ^ Seu-Anoï, N. M.; Ouattara, A.; Koné, Y. J.-M.; Gourène, G. (2011). "Seasonal distribution of phytoplankton in the Aby lagoon system, Ivory Coast, West Africa". African Journal of Aquatic Science. 36 (3): 321–330. doi:10.2989/16085914.2011.643561.
  3. ^ Lake Ayame Archived March 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Konan F K, Edia E O, Bony Y K, Ouattara A and Gourène G 2013: Fish assemblages in the Bia river-lake system (south-eastern Ivory Coast): A self-organizing map approach. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 25, Article #13. Retrieved November 21, 2014