Laodao River

The Laodao River (Chinese: 捞刀河; pinyin: Lāodāo hé), also known as the Laotang River (Chinese: 捞塘河; pinyin: Lāodāo hé) or Liaoxu River (Chinese: 潦浒河; pinyin: liáoxǔ hé), is a right-bank tributary of the Xiang River, the 2nd largest tributary of Xiang River in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. The river has a length of 149.35 kilometres (92.80 mi)[1] with its drainage area of 2,543 square kilometres (982 sq mi), accounting for 21.52% of the total area of Changsha, with surface water resources of 2,262 million cubic meters, accounting for 20.62% of that (as of 2014).[2] It flows through Liuyang City, Changsha County, Furong and Kaifu Districts, and merges into Xiang River at Jiangwan (Chinese: 江湾) of Xiufeng Subdistrict, Kaifu District.

Laodao River flows from its source in Shegang Town of Liuyang.

The River originates from Zhouluo Village (Chinese: 周洛) of Shegang Town in Liuyang, and flows through Longfu Township, Shashi Town, Beisheng Town, Yong'an Town, Chuanhua Town, and Huanghua Town to join the Xiang River at Yangyou Lake.[3][4]


  1. ^ The length of Laodao River, according to 神秘捞刀河,从65个深山瀑布开始 see or
  2. ^ 2014年长沙市水资源公报:
  3. ^ 湖南浏阳浏阳:5万尾鱼苗鱼种入捞刀河. (in Chinese). 2015-04-10.
  4. ^ "The Laodao River bank". (in Chinese). 2015-02-15.

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Coordinates: 28°26′00″N 113°32′42″E / 28.433265°N 113.544884°E / 28.433265; 113.544884