Wu River (Yuan River, north)

The Wu River (Chinese: 㵲水or潕水; pinyin: Wǔ Shuǐ) is a left tributary of the Yuan River in south China. This upper stream is called Wuyang River (Chinese: 㵲阳河; pinyin: Wǔyáng Hé) in Guizhou Province; it rises on the western slopes of Mount Foding in the southeast of Weng'an County. The river runs eastward into Hunan Province and then is called the Wu River. It joins Yuan River at Hongjiang City. The river has a length of 444 kilometres (276 mi) and drains an area of 10,334 square kilometres (3,990 sq mi).[1]

Wu River
Wuyang River (㵲阳河)
Wushui River in Zhijiang County,China.jpg
Wushui River in Zhijiang County,Hunan
Native name㵲水  (Chinese)
Location
CountryChina
StateGuizhou, Hunan
CitiesShibing County, Zhenyuan County, Yuping Dong Autonomous County, Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County, Zhijiang Dong Autonomous County, Huaihua, Zhongfang County, Hongjiang
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Foding
 • locationLanguan TownshipWeng'an County, Guizhou Province
MouthYuan River
 • location
Hongjiang, Hunan Province
 • coordinates
27°11′25″N 109°48′43″E / 27.19028°N 109.81194°E / 27.19028; 109.81194Coordinates: 27°11′25″N 109°48′43″E / 27.19028°N 109.81194°E / 27.19028; 109.81194
Length444 km (276 mi)
Basin size10,334 km2 (3,990 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average180 m3/s (6,400 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River systemYuan River
Tributaries 
 • leftLongjiang River, Cheba River
 • rightLiuzhai River
Encyclopedia of rivers and lakes in China Section of Changjiang basin. Beijing: China WaterPower Press. 2010. ISBN 978-7-5084-6512-8.

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  1. ^ Encyclopedia of rivers and lakes in China Section of Changjiang basin. Beijing: China WaterPower Press. 2010. ISBN 978-7-5084-6512-8.