Gaomei Wetlands

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Gaomei Wetlands
Sunset of Gaomei Wetland.JPG
LocationQingshui, Taichung, Taiwan
Coordinates24°18′43″N 120°32′59″E / 24.312059°N 120.549704°E / 24.312059; 120.549704Coordinates: 24°18′43″N 120°32′59″E / 24.312059°N 120.549704°E / 24.312059; 120.549704
TypeWetland
Native name高美溼地  (Chinese)
Built29 September 2005

Gaomei Wetlands (Chinese: 高美溼地; pinyin: Gāoměi Shīdì), officially Gaomei Wetland Preservation Area (Chinese: 高美溼地野生動物保護區), is a wetland in Qingshui District, Taichung, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Gaomei Wetlands was established on 29 September 2005.[1] In August 2015, Typhoon Soudelor destroyed 6 out of 18 wind turbines of Taiwan Power Company in the area.[2] In October 2019, a bridge connecting Taichung mainland with the wetlands area failed a safety inspection in the aftermath of Nanfang'ao Bridge collapse 3 weeks earlier in Su'ao Township, Yilan County. The Binhai Bridge (Chinese: 濱海橋) was examined by Taiwan International Ports Corporation. It spans over a length of 70 meters and was 45 years old by the time of inspection.[3]

Geography[edit]

Gaomei Wetlands is a flat land which spans over 300 hectares, but it is only about 10% of Dadu River wetlands.[4][5]

Transportation[edit]

Gaomei Wetlands is accessible by bus from Qingshui Station of Taiwan Railways.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taichung City Government ─ Gaomei Wetlands". Eng.taichung.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  2. ^ Lin, Milly; Hsu, Chih-wei; Chang, S. C. (9 August 2015). "Typhoon Soudelor causes widespread damage to Taiwan (update)". Focus Taiwan.
  3. ^ Lee, Hsin-yin (18 October 2019). "Bridge connecting Gaomei Wetlands closed after safety inspection". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Taiwan Gaomei Wetlands". Eng.taiwan.net.tw. Archived from the original on 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  5. ^ Yang, Ming-chu; Kao, Evelyn (6 November 2016). "Taiwan's Gaomei Wetlands number one place to visit by Japanese: poll". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.travelking.com.tw/eng/tourguide/taichung/gaomei-wetlands.html

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