Diexi Lake

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Diexi Lake
Overlap brook lake.JPG
LocationDiexi, Mao County, Sichuan
Coordinates32°2′46.93″N 103°40′27.68″E / 32.0463694°N 103.6743556°E / 32.0463694; 103.6743556Coordinates: 32°2′46.93″N 103°40′27.68″E / 32.0463694°N 103.6743556°E / 32.0463694; 103.6743556
TypeLandslide dam-created lake
Primary inflowsMin River
Primary outflowsMin River
Basin countriesChina
Surface area3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)

Diexi Lake (Chinese: 叠溪海子; pinyin: Diéxī Hǎizi) is a lake in Diexi, Mao County, Sichuan, China.

Diexi Lake is a landslide dam-created lake formed in the 1933 Diexi earthquake and covers 3.5 square kilometers.[1] The old town of Diexi sank into this lake. The remnants of the town's watch towers, a temple, stone lions and cliff murals are still visible today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Chinese) The Visual Appeals of Sichuan: Its Scenery and People Archived 2008-07-03 at the Wayback Machine, Chinaculture.org, run by PRC Ministry of Culture, visited on May 28, 2008.