The Dong River is the eastern tributary of the Pearl River in Guangdong province, southern China. The other two main tributaries of the Pearl River are the Xi River and the Bei River. The headwater is located in Mount Sanbai (三百山) in Anyuan County, Jiangxi.

Dong River
The north branch of the Dong River, near where it converges with the main stream of the Pearl River, photographed from the Dong River Viaduct of S3 Guangzhou-Shenzhen Riverside Expressway, crossing boundary between Dongguan and Guangzhou.
Traditional Chinese東江
Simplified Chinese东江
PostalEast River
Literal meaningEast River
The Pearl River system. The Dong River is the easternmost tributary shown on the map.

The Dong River is a major source of water for megacities in Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou.[1] The Hong Kong Government has purchased Dong River water from Guangdong since 1965.[2] Over 70 percent of domestic water in Hong Kong is imported from the Dong River.[3] Its discharge totals roughly 807.5 cubic meters per second (28,520 cu ft/s).[4]

Historical findings edit

A dinosaur egg fossil dated back to the Late Cretaceous was discovered by primary school student named Zhang Yangzhe while playing near the Dong River in 2019 in July. The boy's mother, Li Xiaofang, later contacted the Heyuan Dinosaur Museum members, and under their excavation guidance more than 10 dinosaur egg fossils each about 9 centimeters in diameter and dating back to 66 million years were revealed.[5][6][7]

Places along the river include edit

Dongjiang in Heyuan

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ 廣東東江向廣州 深圳香港供水將限量
  2. ^ "Water from Dongjiang". Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, Water for a Barren Rock. Archived from the original on 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2006-04-15.
  3. ^ "Assured Water Supply" (PDF). Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, WSD Annual Report 2004-2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-20.
  4. ^ "Chapter 5: Plate D-6 —". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  5. ^ 江巍. "Boy finds 66-million-year-old dinosaur eggs -". Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  6. ^ "Chinese Boy Accidentally Finds 66-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD". 12 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  7. ^ 罗希, 刘志棠. "河源又现恐龙蛋化石,是男孩江边游玩发现!网友:不可思议". 微信公众平台. Retrieved 2020-03-31.