Kano River

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Kano River
Kano river Numazu.jpg
Kano River at Numazu
Native name狩野川
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationAmagi Mountains
 ⁃ elevation2,000 m (6,600 ft)
 ⁃ location
Suruga Bay
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length46 km (29 mi)
Basin size853 km2 (329 sq mi)
 ⁃ average17.88 m3/s (631 cu ft/s)

The Kano River (狩野川, Kano-gawa) is a 1st class river in Shizuoka Prefecture of central Japan. It is 46 kilometres (29 mi) long and has a watershed of 853 square kilometres (329 sq mi).

The Kano River rises from Mount Amagi in central Izu Peninsula and follows a generally northern path into Suruga Bay at Numazu. The Izu Peninsula is characterized by heavy rainfall, and the Kano River has a steep gradient with rapid flow and is prone to flooding. During a powerful typhoon in September 1958 (later designated the "Kanogawa Typhoon"), the river caused heavy damage to towns along its banks, resulting in 1269 deaths.15 kilometres up river from the rivers mouth at Numazu a flood diversion canal has been constructed to divert flood water into Suruga Bay. The canal is 2.9 kilometres in length with 200 metre and 850 metre long sets of triple tunnels.

The Jōren Falls, one of Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls is located in the upper reaches of the Kano River.

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35°04′47″N 138°51′17″E / 35.079645°N 138.854833°E / 35.079645; 138.854833Coordinates: 35°04′47″N 138°51′17″E / 35.079645°N 138.854833°E / 35.079645; 138.854833 (confluence with Ibi River)