Arakawa River (Kantō)
A bend in the Arakawa River
|⁃ location||Mount Kobushi (甲武信ヶ岳)|
|⁃ elevation||2,475 m (8,120 ft)|
|Length||173 km (107 mi)|
Attempts to control flooding of the Arakawa River have been made since the area that is now Tokyo became the de facto capital of Japan during the Edo period. Following a major flood in 1910 that damaged a large part of central Tokyo, a 22-kilometre (14 mi) long drainage canal was constructed between 1911 and 1924. In 1996 an agreement was signed to make it a "sister river" of the Potomac River in the eastern United States.
This river is also depicted in many anime such as: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
- "Our Planet: Arakawa River". Planet Labs. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- "(Arakawa - Potomac sister rivers)". Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. 27 January 2012. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "水系別貯水量の推移 | 水源・水質 | 東京都水道局". www.waterworks.metro.tokyo.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-27.