Hui River

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Hui River (浍河)
Huì River (濊水), Huan River (涣水)
Baohui River (包浍河), Kuai River (浍水)
River
Country China
Region Northern China and Eastern China
Part of Huai River watershed and Huai-Hong New Canal
Tributaries
 - right Bao River
Source
 - location Xiayi County, Henan province, China
Mouth Huai-Hong New Canal
 - location Guzhen County, Anhui province, China
Length 131 mi (211 km), Northwest-Southeast
Basin 1,872.6 sq mi (4,850 km2)
Huairivermap.jpg
Map showing the Hui River and Huai River

Hui River (also pronounced as Kuai River), traditionally known as Huan River or Baohui River, was a major tributary of Huai River in northern China. Currently, it flows into the Huai-Hong New Canal[1] , a constructed flood-control waterway connecting Huaiyuan and Hongze Lake. The starting point of Hui River is the ancient Honggou Canal (鸿沟), which has a great historical significance because it was the border between territories controlled by Liu Bang and Xiang Yu during the Chu-Han Contention (206 - 202 BCE).[2] The river is mainly recharged by rainwater and groundwater. The river is heavily polluted by wastewater from nearby towns.

References

  1. ^ "漴潼河水系" (in Chinese). 中国水利网. 2003-02-27. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ 《中国河湖大典》编纂委员会 (2010). 《中国河湖大典·淮河卷》 (M) (1 ed.). 北京: 中国水利水电出版社. pp. 112~113. ISBN 978-7-5084-7953-8. 


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