Xiuguluan River

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Coordinates: 23°28′40″N 121°30′08″E / 23.4778°N 121.5022°E / 23.4778; 121.5022

Xiuguluan River
Siouguluan-River-Hualien-Ta.jpg
Xiuguluan River in Hualien
Map showing the mouth of Xiuguluan River
Map showing the mouth of Xiuguluan River
Location
CountryTaiwan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMabolasi Mountain
 ⁃ elevation3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Pacific Ocean
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length81.15 km (50.42 mi)
Basin size1,790.46 km2 (691.30 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ maximum17,600 m3/s (620,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftLekuleku River
Fengping River
Hongye River
Fuyuan River

The Xiuguluan River (Chinese: 秀姑巒溪; Hanyu Pinyin: Xiùgūluán Xī; Tongyong Pinyin: Siòuguluán Si; Wade–Giles: Hsiu4-ku1-luan2 Hsi1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siù-ko͘-lôan-khoe) is a river in southeastern Taiwan. It flows through the Huatung Valley for 81 km (50 mi) before emptying into the Pacific Ocean in Fengbin, Hualien.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

The river originates on the eastern side of Mabolasi Mountain (on the border with Taitung County) and flows through the Xiuguluan Mountain. It is the largest river in eastern Taiwan. Over 30 species of fish have been found in the river.[3]

Rafting[edit]

The river is known for its many rapids and has become a prime destination for rafting,[3] especially on a 24 km (15 mi) section Rueisuei Bridge to the Changhong Bridge.[4]

Tributaries[edit]

There are five major tributaries, listed here from mouth to source:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geography & demographics". The Republic of China Yearbook 2015. Executive Yuan. 2015. pp. 40–53. ISBN 978-986-04-6013-1.
  2. ^ a b "Xiuguluan River basin". River System Introduction (in Chinese). The Ninth River Management Office, Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Xiuguluan River". East Coast National Scenic Area Administration. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  4. ^ "Ruisui Rafting Tourist Center". East Rift Valley National Scenic Area. Retrieved 2010-07-18.