Kushiro River

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Kushiro River
釧路川
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Kushiro River
Native nameKushiro-gawa
Location
CountryJapan
StateHokkaidō
RegionKushiro
DistrictKamikawa, Kushiro
MunicipalitiesKushiro, Teshikaga
Physical characteristics
SourceLake Kussharo
 - locationTeshikaga, Hokkaidō, Japan
 - coordinates43°33′35″N 144°20′20″E / 43.55972°N 144.33889°E / 43.55972; 144.33889
 - elevation121 m (397 ft)
MouthPacific Ocean
Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan
 - 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
 - elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length154 km (96 mi)
Basin size2,510 km2 (970 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average29.28 m3/s (1,034 cu ft/s)

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.