Poyang Lake

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Coordinates: 29°05′N 116°17′E / 29.083°N 116.283°E / 29.083; 116.283

Satellite image of Lake Poyang

Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake located in China. It is in the Jiangxi Province.

Poyang is fed by the Gan, Xin, and Xiu rivers. They connect to the Yangtze through a channel.

Lake Poyang reached its greatest size during the Tang Dynasty, when its area reached 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 sq mi). It is now around 3,210 square kilometres (1,240 sq mi).[1] Because of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, Poyang Lake can shrink and dry up for portions of the year.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Poyang Lake". World Lake Database. International Lake Environment Committee Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 6 January 2017.