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The Shizukuishi River looking northeast from the Morioka Chuo Bridge
The Shizukuishi and Kakkonda Rivers with the Gosho Dam and Reservoir
|Length||33.2 km (20.6 mi)|
|Source elevation||900 m (3,000 ft)|
|Basin area||168 km2 (65 sq mi)|
The Shizukuishi River rises in the Ōu Mountains just south of Mt. Akita Komagatake in Shizukuishi and empties into the Kitakami River in Morioka. The Gosho Dam is situated on the Shizukuishi River, in western Morioka. This dam was completed in 1981. The entire length of the river is home to many renowned hot springs.
The Kakkonda River is its largest tributary and flows from north to south in Shizukuishi. Its headwaters are also in the Ōu Mountains but to the north of Akita Komagatake and to the west of Mt. Iwate. It is 33.2 kilometers in length.