Zhuoshui River

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Zhuoshui River
Zhuoshui River, Nantou County (Taiwan).jpg
Country Republic of China
RegionChanghua, Chiayi, Nantou, Yunlin, Taiwan
Physical characteristics
SourceWushe River (霧社溪)
 ⁃ locationHehuanshan East Peak, Nantou County
 ⁃ location
Between Changhua County and Yunin County
Length186.4 km (115.8 mi)
Basin size3,155.21 km2 (1,218.23 sq mi)
 ⁃ average164.8 m3/s (5,820 cu ft/s)
Basin features
 ⁃ leftChingshui River, Chenyoulan River, Kashe River, and others
 ⁃ rightShuili River, and others
BridgesXiluo Bridge
The Xiluo Bridge over the Zhuoshui River
The source of the Zhuoshui River at Wuling in Hehuanshan

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 of Republic of China.[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