Dong River (China)

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Dong River
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Dong River in Heyuan
Traditional Chinese 東江
Simplified Chinese 东江
Postal Map East River
Literal meaning East River
The Pearl River system

The Dong River is the eastern tributary of the Pearl River in Guangdong province, southern China. The other two main tributaries of Pearl River are Xijiang River and Beijiang River.

The Dong River is a major source of water for Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government has purchased Dong River water from Guangdong since 1965.[1] Over 70% of domestic water in Hong Kong is imported from the Dong River.[2] Its discharge is about 807.5 cubic metres per second (28,520 cu ft/s).[3]

Places along the river include[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Water from Dongjiang". Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, Water for a Barren Rock. 
  2. ^ "Assured Water Supply". Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, WSD Annual Report 2004-2005. 
  3. ^ http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/geomorphology/GEO_5/GEO_PLATE_D-6.shtml