The Hongshui River (Chinese: 红水河; pinyin: Hongshuihe) is a major river in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southern China. It is one of the main rivers in the basin of the Xi River, which in its turn is one of the main tributaries of the Pearl River.
Conventionally, the Honghsui River is formed by the merging of the Beipan and Nanpan Rivers (Beipanjiang and Nanpanjiang, i.e., the Northern and Southern Pan Rivers) at the Guizhou-Guangzi border. From there, it flows in the general southeastern direction. In Laibin Prefecture in central Guangxi the Hongshui merges with the Liu River that comes from the north, forming the Qian River, which continues to the east toward, eventually, the Xi River.
The Hongshui has 10 large dams on it, that provide electric power and flood control.
According to the Beijing Review the Hongshui River had 300 shoals that interfered with navigating the river with cargo vessels. Several of the dams are equipped with ship lifts capable of lifting vessels of 300 tons displacement.
|name||cascade||date started||Megawatts||height||vessel capacity|
|Dahua Dam||-||1975||600 MW||83.28m|
|Yantan Dam||5th||1984||1210 MW||110m||250 ton ship lift|
|Bailongtan Dam||-||192 MW||-||250 ton lock|
|Xijing Dam||1st||1958||-||-||1000 ton lock|
|Longtan Dam||=||2009||4,900 MW||192m||300 ton ship lift|
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- Lan Xinzhen (2008-10-30). "Harnessing the Hongshuihe". Beijing Review. Archived from the original on 2016-09-19.
- Zhu Shihong; Niu Xingqiang; Yang Chun. "PROTOTYPE OBSERVATION STUDY OF YANTAN VERTICAL SHIP LIFT". Yangitze River Scientific Research Institute. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
- "Yantan Hydroelectric Project". World Bank. 1986-05-05. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
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