Shijiu Lake

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Shijiu Lake
Coordinates 31°28′19″N 118°52′22″E / 31.47194°N 118.87278°E / 31.47194; 118.87278Coordinates: 31°28′19″N 118°52′22″E / 31.47194°N 118.87278°E / 31.47194; 118.87278
Type Fresh water lake
Catchment area 18,600 km2 (7,200 sq mi)
Basin countries China
Max. length 23 km (14 mi)
Max. width 15.5 km (10 mi)
Surface area 210.4 km2 (100 sq mi)
Average depth 4.08 m (13 ft)
Max. depth 5.25 m (17 ft)
Water volume 858×10^6 m3 (30.3×10^9 cu ft)
Surface elevation 9.3 m (31 ft)

Shijiu Lake(Chinese: 石臼湖; pinyin: Shíjiù Hú) is a freshwater lake in China, situated at the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. One half of the lake that is to the west, belongs to the Dangtu County of Anhui Province and the other part lies in the Gaochun County and Lishui County of Jiangsu Province.

The area of the watershed is 18,600 km 2, with an elevation of 9.3 m, its length makes 23 km and the greatest breadth from east to west is 15.5 km ( the average breadth makes 9.15 km ). The surface is equal to 210.4 km 2, and volume is about 8.58×108m3. The maximum depth of the Shijiu Lake is 5.25 m, and the average depth is 4.08 m.[1]


  1. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 283. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.