Oct 26, 2010

China FDC on "60th Anniversary of Harnessing the Huaihe River"

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60th Anniversary of Harnessing the Huaihe River

Date of Issue : 14 October 2010

(Top FDC)
4-1 : Nanwan Reservoir
Nanwan Reservoir, located on the Shihe River (a tributary of the Huaihe), is one of the first large reservoirs built in the early years of new China. Completed in 1955 with a drainage area of 1100 square kilometers, it mainly functions in flood control and irrigation , and can also be used for water supply and electricity generation.

(2nd FDC)
4-2 : Linhuaigang Flood Control Project
The Linhuaigang Flood Control Project, in the middle reaches of the Huaihe River, spans the provinces of Henan and Anhui. It was completed in 2006, with a drainage area of 42200 square kilometers.

(3rd FDC)
4-3 : Huaihe's Entryway to the Sea
Huaihe's Entryway to the Sea, in Jiangsu Province, is a key project designed for flood discharge of Hongze Lake. The construction involves two phases, and with the first phase completed in 2006, the Huaihe River resumed flowing directly into the sea after being deprived of access to any sea for about 800 years. the Huai'an Hub, as part of the project, is currently the largest water intersection in Asia.

(4th FDC)
4-4 : Nansi Lake Water Control Dam
Nansi Lake, which comprises four connected lakes, namely Nanyang, Dushan, Zhaoyang and Weishan, primarily receives water of 53 rivers from Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shandong. The water control dam constructed since 1958 divides the lake into upper and lower parts.

Huaihe is one of the seven major rivers in China, stretching some 1000 kilometers in length. The Huaihe River Valley, covering Henan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces, was historically affected by frequent floods. In October 1950, the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government issued the "Decision on Harnessing the Huaihe River", heralding new China's era of controlling the flood-prone watercourse. Over the past six decades, remarkable results have been achieved.

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