Niikappu River

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Niikappu River
新冠川
Native nameNikappu-gawa
Location
CountryJapan
StateHokkaidō
RegionHidaka
DistrictNiikappu
MunicipalityNiikappu
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Poroshiri
 ⁃ locationNiikappu, Hokkaidō, Japan
 ⁃ coordinates42°43′9″N 142°40′58″E / 42.71917°N 142.68278°E / 42.71917; 142.68278
 ⁃ elevation2,052.4 m (6,734 ft)
MouthPacific Ocean
 ⁃ location
Niikappu, Hokkaidō, Japan
 ⁃ coordinates
42°21′42″N 142°18′17″E / 42.36167°N 142.30472°E / 42.36167; 142.30472Coordinates: 42°21′42″N 142°18′17″E / 42.36167°N 142.30472°E / 42.36167; 142.30472
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length80 km (50 mi)

Niikappu River (新冠川, Niikappu-gawa) is a river in Hokkaidō, Japan.

Course[edit]

The Niikappu River flows south to southwest from Mount Poroshiri[1] in the Hidaka Mountains. The river flows through four dams, including Niikappu Dam and Okuniikappu Dam. Both dams are owned by the Hokkaido Electric Power Company, Inc.[2] The dams form Lake Niikappu and Lake Poroshiri, respectively. After 80 kilometres (50 mi),[3] the river empties into the Pacific Ocean.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 地図閲覧サービス 2万5千分1地形図名: 幌尻岳(夕張岳) (in Japanese). Geographical Survey Institute. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  2. ^ "Profile" (PDF). Hokkaido Electric Power Company, Inc. 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  3. ^ 新冠川その一. Home Page of Niikappu Town (in Japanese). Niikappu Town. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  4. ^ 地図閲覧サービス 2万5千分1地形図名: 静内(浦河) (in Japanese). Geographical Survey Institute. Retrieved 2009-05-20.