Yuam River

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Yuam River
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The Yuam River near Mae Sariang
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Map of the Thai highlands
Native nameแม่น้ำยวม
Location
CountryThailand, Burma
StateMae Hong Son Province (Thailand)
DistrictKhun Yuam District, Mae La Noi District, Mae Sariang District, Sop Moei District
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationThanon Thong Chai Range, Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand
MouthMoei River
 ⁃ location
At the border with Burma
 ⁃ coordinates
17°49′55″N 97°41′31″E / 17.83194°N 97.69194°E / 17.83194; 97.69194Coordinates: 17°49′55″N 97°41′31″E / 17.83194°N 97.69194°E / 17.83194; 97.69194
 ⁃ elevation
52 m (171 ft)

The Yuam River (Thai: แม่น้ำยวม is a river in northwestern Thailand, part of the Salween watershed. It originates in the mountains of the Thanon Thong Chai Range, Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. The river flows in a north–south direction and then in Sop Moei District it bends westwards and then northwestwards, forming a stretch of the Thai/Burmese border shortly before it joins the left bank of the Moei River, shortly before its confluence with the Salween.

A major dam is projected on this river as part of a water diversion plan from the Salween to the Chao Phraya River.[1]

The Ngao River, which unlike most rivers in Thailand flows northwards, is one of the Yuam's main tributaries.[2]

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