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Zhuoshui River

Coordinates: 23°50′26″N 120°14′19″E / 23.84056°N 120.23861°E / 23.84056; 120.23861
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Zhuoshui River
Zhuoshui River is located in Taiwan
Zhuoshui River
Country Republic of China
RegionChanghua, Chiayi, Nantou, Yunlin, Taiwan
Physical characteristics
SourceWushe River (霧社)
 • locationHehuanshan East Peak, Nantou County
 • location
Between Changhua County and Yunlin County
 • coordinates
23°50′26″N 120°14′19″E / 23.84056°N 120.23861°E / 23.84056; 120.23861
Length203 km (126 mi)
Basin size3,155.21 km2 (1,218.23 sq mi)
 • average164.8 m3/s (5,820 cu ft/s)
 • maximum14,000 m3/s (490,000 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 or Jhuoshuei 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 203 km (126 mi).[2]

The river serves as an unofficial boundary between the north and south of Taiwan.[3][4][5]

It is dammed in its upper reaches by the Wushe and Wujie Dams, and further downstream by the Jiji 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.
  4. ^ "President Tsai unveils growth roadmap for southern Taiwan". Focus Taiwan. 2019-12-14. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  5. ^ "2020 Elections: Tsai unveils 'great south' plan on development gap". Taipei Times. 2019-12-15. Retrieved 2019-12-21.

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