Zhuoshui River

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Zhuoshui River
濁水溪 Zhuoshui River - panoramio.jpg
Country Taiwan
Regions Changhua, Chiayi, Nantou, Yunlin
 - left Chingshui River, Chenyoulan River, Kashe River, and others
 - right Shuili River, and others
Source Wushe River (霧社溪)
 - location Hehuanshan East Peak, Nantou County
Length 186.4 km (116 mi)
Basin 3,155.21 km2 (1,218 sq mi)
 - average 164.8 m3/s (5,820 cu ft/s)
Bridges Xiluo Bridge

The Zhuoshui River, also spelled Choshui River, (Chinese: 濁水溪; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhuóshuǐ Xī; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhuóshuěi Si; Wade–Giles: Cho2-shui3 Hsi1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lô-chúi-khoe) is the longest river in Taiwan.[1] It flows from its source in Nantou County up to the western border of the county, subsequently forming the border between Yunlin County and Changhua County, with a total length of 186 km (116 mi).[2]

The river serves as an unofficial boundary between the north and south of Taiwan.[3] It is dammed in its upper reaches by the Wushoh and Wujie Dams and further downstream by the Chichi Weir.

The Zhuoshui River environment has in recent years been seriously degraded both by the construction of a dam across the river at Jiji and by the ongoing activities of the concrete industry.[citation needed]




See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Geography & demographics". The Republic of China Yearbook 2015. Executive Yuan. 2015. pp. 40–53. ISBN 978-986-04-6013-1. 
  2. ^ 讓我們看河去(重要河川)-- 濁水溪 (in Chinese). Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs (Republic of China). Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gao, Pat (November 1, 2007). "Taiwan's Marginalized South". Taiwan Review. Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan). Retrieved November 12, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 23°50′22″N 120°15′14″E / 23.83944°N 120.25389°E / 23.83944; 120.25389