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The Songtao Reservoir (Chinese: 松涛水库; pinyin: Sōngtāo Shuĭkù), also known as the Songtao Reservoir Irrigation Area, is the largest body of water in Hainan, and the second largest reservoir[1] in China.[4]

Songtao Reservoir Dam
Greenfield Reservoir (Hainan).jpg
Map showing the Songtao Reservoir (Greenfield Reservoir)
Songtao Reservoir is located in China
Songtao Reservoir
Location within China
CountryChina
LocationHainan
Coordinates19°19′57″N 109°40′44″E / 19.33250°N 109.67889°E / 19.33250; 109.67889Coordinates: 19°19′57″N 109°40′44″E / 19.33250°N 109.67889°E / 19.33250; 109.67889
Construction began1958[1]
Opening date1969[2]
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsNandu River
Height80.7 m (265 ft)
Length760 m (2,490 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesSongtao Reservoir
Songtao Reservoir Irrigation Area (Code BHF60000181)
Total capacity3,070,000,000 m3 (2,490,000 acre⋅ft) [3]
Surface area58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi)

Located upstream of the Nandu River approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Danzhou City, the reservoir covers 0.17 percent of the island and has a total capacity of 3,340,000,000 cubic metres (1.18×1011 cu ft). The reservoir contains more than 100 islands, and is used for agriculture, fisheries, and tourism.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Songtao Reservoir « China Water Nexus Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ 松涛水库:宝岛一颗璀璨明珠-【维普网】-仓储式在线作品出版平台-www.cqvip.com
  3. ^ "Songtao Reservoir" (in Chinese). China Water. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  4. ^ 中国水利国际合作与科技网 -> 著名水利工程 Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 海南西线松涛水库_海南海南西线松涛水库介绍_松涛水库门票价格 - 悠哉旅游网

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