Xingyun Lake

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Xingyun Lake
Xingyun Lake in Jiangchuan, Yunnan, China.jpg
Coordinates 24°20′N 102°47′E / 24.333°N 102.783°E / 24.333; 102.783Coordinates: 24°20′N 102°47′E / 24.333°N 102.783°E / 24.333; 102.783
Catchment area 378 km2 (146 sq mi)
Basin countries China
Max. length 10.5 km (7 mi)
Max. width 5.8 km (4 mi)
Surface area 34.71 km2 (0 sq mi)
Average depth 5.3 m (17 ft)
Max. depth 11 m (36 ft)
Water volume 184×10^6 m3 (6.5×10^9 cu ft)
Surface elevation 1,722 m (5,650 ft)
Settlements Jiangchuan County

Xingyun Lake (Chinese: 星云湖; pinyin: Xīngyún Hú) also known as Jiangchuan Sea (Chinese: 江川海子; pinyin: Jiāngchuān Hǎizi), is a plateau lake in Yunnan Province,southwest of China. The Xingyun Lake and the Fuxian Lake are separated by a mountain and linked by a river.[1] The lake has a total area of about 34.71 square kilometers. The average depth is 5.3 m, with an elevation of 1722 m. the water storage capacity is about 1.84×108m3.[2]


  1. ^ Archived August 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 383. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.