Kushiro River

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Kushiro River (Kushiro-gawa)
釧路川
River
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Kushiro River
Country Japan
State Hokkaidō
Region Kushiro
Districts Kamikawa, Kushiro
Municipalities Kushiro, Teshikaga
Source Lake Kussharo
 - location Teshikaga, Hokkaidō, Japan
 - elevation 121 m (397 ft)
 - coordinates 43°33′35″N 144°20′20″E / 43.55972°N 144.33889°E / 43.55972; 144.33889
Mouth Pacific Ocean
 - location Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 42°58′46″N 144°22′19″E / 42.97944°N 144.37194°E / 42.97944; 144.37194Coordinates: 42°58′46″N 144°22′19″E / 42.97944°N 144.37194°E / 42.97944; 144.37194
Length 154 km (96 mi)
Basin 2,510 km2 (969 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 29.28 m3/s (1,034 cu ft/s)
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Website: http://www.ks.hkd.mlit.go.jp/kasen/index.html

Kushiro River (釧路川, Kushiro-gawa) is a river in Hokkaidō, Japan. It is 154 kilometers (96 mi) in length and has a drainage area of 2,510 square kilometers (970 sq mi). The Kushiro originates from Lake Kussharo and flows south across the Kushiro Plain. The river is joined by two tributaries, the Kuchoro River (60.2 kilometres (37.4 mi)) and the Setsuri River (59.8 kilometres (37.2 mi)), before it empties into the Pacific Ocean at the port at Kushiro. The lower reaches of the river form broad wetlands. The Shinkushiro River (13 kilometres (8.1 mi)), which was built roughly parallel to the Kushiro River, was completed in 1931 and flows south to the Pacific Ocean.[1][2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kushirogawa". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  2. ^ "釧路川". Kushiro River (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  3. ^ "釧路川" [Kurhiro River]. Nihon Kokugo Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  4. ^ "久著呂川" [Kuchoro River]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  5. ^ "雪裡川" [Setsuri River]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-06-18.