Gaoyou Lake

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Gaoyou Lake
Coordinates 32°50′N 119°20′E / 32.833°N 119.333°E / 32.833; 119.333Coordinates: 32°50′N 119°20′E / 32.833°N 119.333°E / 32.833; 119.333
Basin countries China
Max. length 39 km (24 mi)
Max. width 30 km (19 mi)
Surface area 674.7 km2 (300 sq mi)
Average depth 1.44 m (5 ft)
Max. depth 2.4 m (8 ft)
Water volume 971.6×10^6 m3 (34.31×10^9 cu ft)
Surface elevation 5.7 m (19 ft)
Settlements Gaoyou

Gaoyou LakeChinese: 高邮湖; pinyin: Gāoyòu Hú)is the sixth largest freshwater lake in China, it is located between Anhui Province and Jiangsu Province. In a sense Gaoyou Lake is a manmade lake, and its creation is part of a long story about flood control and hydraulic engineering in ancient China. Gaoyou Lake is now part of the Huai River system as the Huai River flows south through Gaoyou Lake on its way to the Yangtze River and the Pacific.[1] It is about 39 km long and 30 km wide, covering approximately 674.7 km2.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ www.aboutgaoyou.com
  2. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 279. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.