Talk:Salween River

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I think the author of the Salween River article has confused this river with the Irrawady River. The Salween does not have a delta, but empties into a small estuary north of Moulmein. It is the Irrawady whose large delta forms Myanmar's agricultural heartland.

- I'm preparing a map for this article and I agree with you, will strike out that sentence Kmusser 14:39, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Source height[edit]

There is just no way Salween has a source at a mere height of 1.578 m. Remember Salween's source is high in Tibet plateau. I suppose the source lies at a height in excess of 5.000 m. (talk) 23:02, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

First sentence of chapter Geography (The Salween rises at 1,578 metres (5,177 ft)[4] in the Qinghai Mountains on the Tibetan Plateau, near the headwaters of the Mekong and Yangtze rivers.) is still unchanged. It does not rise at 1.578 m. (talk) 13:22, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

It is still uncorrected. (talk) 21:28, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Corrected source elevation to 5450m and included ref. - Takeaway (talk) 21:43, 21 October 2012 (UTC)


IP-User changed today the length from 2815 km to 2400 km. In de:Saluen is stated:

Durch die Entdeckung der Quelle des Saluen im Jahre 1989/1990 durch den deutschen Geologen und Glaziologen Prof. Dr. Dieter Ortlam (Bremen) und seiner Verbindung über den Amdo-Donak-See zur Tibet-Highway-Brücke bei Megschen (südwestlich der Stadt Nagchu) konnte die Flusslänge zwischenzeitlich mit 2980 km bestimmt werden. (The length of the Salween could be evaluated by Prof. Dr. Dieter Ortlam (Bremen) … to 2980 km.)

Other findings:

--hdamm 12:43, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Rambo movie[edit]

The new Rambo movie is apparently set here... AnonMoos (talk) 01:00, 6 February 2008 (UTC)