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The Yalong River
Yalong River
(Chinese: 雅砻江, p Yǎlóngjiāng, w Ya-lung Chiang, IPA [jàlʊ̌ŋ tɕjàŋ]) or Nyag Chu (Tibetan: ཉག་ཆུ་, z Nyag Qu) is an 822-mile (1,323 km) long river in Sichuan
Sichuan
province in southwestern China. It is a tributary of the Yangtze
Yangtze
River. Its source is on the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau
Tibet-Qinghai Plateau
in southeast Qinghai, and its confluence with the Yangtze
Yangtze
is in Panzhihua
Panzhihua
in southwestern Sichuan. Along its route, the Yalong travels between the Shaluli Mountains
Shaluli Mountains
to the west and the Daxue Mountains
Daxue Mountains
to the east. In Liangshan Prefecture, the river wraps 150 km (93 mi) around the Jinping Mountains
Jinping Mountains
creating the Jinping Bend. Here, water from the Yalong River
Yalong River
has been diverted under the mountains as part of the Jinping-II Dam
Jinping-II Dam
hydroelectric project.

Contents

1 Dams 2 Notes 3 References 4 External links

Dams[edit] The Yalong is being heavily developed, primarily for hydroelectric power. A total of 23 dams are completed, under construction or planned for the river. Those dams are listed below from downstream to upstream.[1][2]

Tongzilin Dam – Under construction, 600 MW Ertan Dam
Ertan Dam
– Completed, 3,300 MW Guandi Dam
Guandi Dam
– Completed, 2,400 MW Jinping 2 Dam
Jinping 2 Dam
– Completed, 4,400 MW Jinping 1 Dam
Jinping 1 Dam
– Completed, 1,200 MW Kala Dam – Programmed, 1,060 MW Yangfanggou Dam – Programmed, 2,200 MW Mengdigou Dam – Programmed, 1,700 MW Lenggu Dam – Planned, 2,300 MW Yagen Dam – Programmed, 1,500 MW Lianghekou Dam
Lianghekou Dam
– Under construction, 3,000 MW Gongbagou Dam – Planned, 500 MW Gongke Dam – Planned, 400 MW Xinlong Dam – Planned, 500 MW Yingda Dam – Planned, 500 MW Tongha Dam – Planned, 200 MW Geni Dam – Planned, 200 MW Ada Dam – Planned, 250 MW Reba Dam – Planned, 250 MW Renqingling Dam – Planned, 300 MW Wenbosi Dam – Planned, 150 MW Danikanduo Dam – Planned, 7.2 MW Yangri Dam – Planned, 1 MW

Notes[edit]

^ Dong, Luan. "INTERACTIVE: Mapping China's "Dam Rush"". Wilson Center. Retrieved 15 June 2014.  ^ "The Last Report on China's Rivers". China's Rivers Report. March 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

References[edit]

"Yalong River." Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 16 July 2005 <http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article?tocId=9383068>.

External links[edit]

 "Ya-lung-kiang". New International Encyclopedia. 1905. 

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Major rivers of China

Seven Great Rivers of Eastern China Yangtze
Yangtze
· Yellow · Pearl · Heilongjiang · Huai · Hai · Liao

Yangtze
Yangtze
system

Yalong Min Dadu Qingyi (Sichuan) Tuo Jialing Bailong Fu (Sichuan) Qu Wu Hanshui Muma Chi Du Bao Qing Chishui Xiang

Xiao Lei Mi

Zi Yuan Lishui Miluo Gan Fu (Jiangxi) Xin Qingyi (Anhui) Qinhuai Xitiao Huangpu Suzhou Creek

Yellow system

Daxia Tao Qingshui Wuding Fen Wei Jing Luo (Henan) Luo (Shaanxi) Qin Xiaoqing

Pearl system

North East Han (Guangdong) Mei Ting West Yujiang Yong Xun Qian Hongshui Nanpan Beipan Rong Li (Guangxi) Gui Liu

Heilongjiang system

Songhua 2nd Songhua Nen Mudan Ussuri Argun Kherlen Woken Huifa

Huai system

Guo Ying Shiguan Quan Hui Hong

Hai system

Chaobai Yongding Hutuo Ziya Daqing Wenyu Juma Sanggan Fuyang Wei Ju Jiyunhe

Liao system

Hun Taizi Xar Moron Xinkai Western Liao Eastern Liao

Other major rivers

Tarim Black Karatash Ili Shule Tumen Yalu Luan Red Minjiang Longjiang Lancang Beilun Nujiang Lion Spring Elephant Spring Yarlung Tsangpo (Horse Spring) Nyang Subansiri Irtysh Suifen Qiantang Puyang Jiao (Shandong) Dai Si Shu Cao'e Jiao (Zhejiang) Ou Mulan Jin (Fujian) Nandu Wanquan Taping

Major canals

Grand Canal Lingqu North Jiangsu Main Irrigation Canal

Coordinates: 26°36′20″N 101°48′04″E / 26.6056°N 101.801°E / 26.6056; 101.801

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