Huating Lake

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Huating Lake Dam
Huating Lake is located in China
Huating Lake
Location within China
Country People's Republic of China
Location Chalukou Village (岔路口乡)
Reservoir in Taihu County, Anqing City, Anhui Province
Coordinates 30°28′02″N 116°14′51″E / 30.46722°N 116.24750°E / 30.46722; 116.24750Coordinates: 30°28′02″N 116°14′51″E / 30.46722°N 116.24750°E / 30.46722; 116.24750
Construction began 1958
Opening date 1976
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Crushed rock and clay embankment
Class Large
Code BFAA5102941
Impounds Changhe (长河)
Height 57.9 m (190 ft)
Length 566 m (1,857 ft)
Elevation at crest 99.4 m (326 ft)
Width (crest) 6.7 m (22 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Huating Lake
花亭湖
Total capacity 2.39 billion cubic metres (84 billion cubic feet)
Catchment area 1,880 km2 (730 sq mi)
Website
hth.gov.cn

Huating Lake (Chinese: 花亭湖; pinyin: Huātíng Hú), also known as the Hualiangting Reservoir (花凉亭水库 Huāliángtíng Shuĭkù), is a large scale reservoir in Taihu County, Anqing City, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, used for the purposes of flood control, hydro-electric power generation, agricultural irrigation, transport and tourism. The lake is a National Scenic Area, National 4A Tourist Attraction and demonstration site for agro-tourism.

Damming of the lake to create a reservoir began in 1958 and continued until 1962. There was then an eight-year hiatus until 1970 when construction resumed. Fundamental infrastructure was in place by 1976 and the project completed in 2001.[1]

On October 26, 2009, a 2.1 billion RMB, 23 month reinforcement program began at the reservoir.[2]

The reservoir provides irrigation for Susong County, Wangjiang County, Huaining County and the eastern part of Taihu County, a total area of some 1.05 million Chinese acres.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Anqing City's Huating Lake Hydro-electric Power Station (安庆市花凉亭水电站)" (in Chinese). Anhui Water Conservancy Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hualiangting Reservoir Reinforcement Project (花凉亭水库除险加固工程开工建设)" (in Chinese). October 30, 2009. Retrieved March 18, 2011.