Mabechi River

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Mabechi River
Mabechi river.jpg
Mabechi River in Ninohe, Iwate
Mabechi River is located in Aomori Prefecture
Mabechi River
Location of the mouth in Japan
Mabechi River is located in Japan
Mabechi River
Mabechi River (Japan)
Native name Japanese: 馬淵川
Country Japan
Physical characteristics
Main source Sodeyama Plateau, Iwate Prefecture
1,215 m (3,986 ft)
River mouth Hachinohe, Aomori
Pacific Ocean
0 m (0 ft)
40°32′28″N 141°30′12″E / 40.54111°N 141.50333°E / 40.54111; 141.50333Coordinates: 40°32′28″N 141°30′12″E / 40.54111°N 141.50333°E / 40.54111; 141.50333
Length 142 km (88 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    60.88 m3/s (2,150 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 2,050 km2 (790 sq mi)

The Mabechi River (馬淵川, Mabechigawa) is a river located in eastern Aomori prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of northern Honshū in Japan.

The river is 142 kilometres (88 mi) long and has a watershed of 2,050 square kilometres (790 sq mi). [1]

The Mabuchi River rises from the Sodeyama Plateau in the Kitakami Mountains of northeastern Iwate Prefecture and flows to the northeast between the Kitakami Mountains and the Ōu Mountains through eastern Aomori Prefecture into the Pacific Ocean at Hachinohe, Aomori. The river flows through scenic Basenkyō Gorge in Ninohe, Iwate, which is located within the Oritsume Basenkyō Prefectural Natural Park.[2] The Port of Hachinohe is located at the mouth of the river. The city of Hachinohe utilises water from the Mabechi River for industrial purposes. [3]

References[edit]

  • Campbell, Allen; Nobel, David S (1993). Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 904. ISBN 406205938X. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mabechigawa" (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism. 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "馬仙峡 Basenkyou Basenkyo Gorge". Nippon-Kichi. 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Allen; Nobel, David S (1993). Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 904. ISBN 406205938X.