Shizukuishi River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shizukuishi River
Shizukuishi River.jpg
The Shizukuishi River looking northeast from the Morioka Chuo Bridge
Shizukuishi river map.jpg
The Shizukuishi and Kakkonda Rivers with the Gosho Dam and Reservoir
Origin Shizukuishi, Iwate
Mouth Kitakami River
Basin countries Japan
Length 33.2 km (20.6 mi)
Source elevation 900 m (3,000 ft)
Basin area 168 km2 (65 sq mi)
The Shizukishi River in winter with the Shizukuishi River Waterpipe Bridge crossing above

The Shizukuishi River (雫石川 Shizukuishigawa?) is a river in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

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.[citation needed]