Huating Lake

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Huating Lake Dam
Huating Lake is located in China
Huating Lake
Location within China
CountryPeople's Republic of China
LocationChalukou Village (岔路口乡)
Reservoir in Taihu County, Anqing City, Anhui Province
Coordinates30°28′02″N 116°14′51″E / 30.46722°N 116.24750°E / 30.46722; 116.24750Coordinates: 30°28′02″N 116°14′51″E / 30.46722°N 116.24750°E / 30.46722; 116.24750
Construction began1958
Opening date1976
Dam and spillways
Type of damCrushed rock and clay embankment
ImpoundsChanghe (长河)
Height57.9 m (190 ft)
Length566 m (1,857 ft)
Elevation at crest99.4 m (326 ft)
Width (crest)6.7 m (22 ft)
CreatesHuating Lake
Total capacity2.39 billion cubic metres (84 billion cubic feet)
Catchment area1,880 km2 (730 sq mi)

Huating Lake (Chinese: 花亭湖; pinyin: Huātíng Hú), also known as the Hualiangting Reservoir (花凉亭水库 Huāliángtíng Shuĭkù), is a large scale reservoir in Taihu County, Anqing City, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, used for the purposes of flood control, hydro-electric power generation, agricultural irrigation, transport and tourism. The lake is a National Scenic Area, National 4A Tourist Attraction and demonstration site for agro-tourism.

Damming of the lake to create a reservoir began in 1958 and continued until 1962. There was then an eight-year hiatus until 1970 when construction resumed. Fundamental infrastructure was in place by 1976 and the project completed in 2001.[1]

On October 26, 2009, a 2.1 billion RMB, 23 month reinforcement program began at the reservoir.[2]

The reservoir provides irrigation for Susong County, Wangjiang County, Huaining County and the eastern part of Taihu County, a total area of some 1.05 million Chinese acres.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Anqing City's Huating Lake Hydro-electric Power Station (安庆市花凉亭水电站)" (in Chinese). Anhui Water Conservancy Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Hualiangting Reservoir Reinforcement Project (花凉亭水库除险加固工程开工建设)" (in Chinese). October 30, 2009. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved March 18, 2011.