- Songhua River
rus=СунгариThe Songhua River (also known as the Sungari River in English, a name which comes from the
Manchu languagemeaning White River) is a riverin Northeast China, and is the largest tributaryof the Heilong River (Amur), flowing about 1,927 km from Changbai Mountainsthrough the Heilongjiangand Jilinprovinces. The river drains 212,000 square miles of land. It joins the Amurat the town of Dongjiang. The river has a damat Fengman, which is used for hydroelectricityproduction. It forms a lake that stretches 62 km upstream. Below the dam, the river flows northwest until its largest tributary, the Nen River, joins it near Da'an. The Nen Riverdrains the northern Manchurian Plain. The river travels east until it joins the Hulan River near Harbin. Then it passes between the northern end of the eastern Manchurian mountain system and the Lesser Khingan Range. The river then flows into the Amur River valley. The river freezes from late November until March. It has its highest flows when the mountain snow melts during the spring thaw. The river is navigableup to Harbinby medium-sized ships. Smaller craft can navigate the Songhua up to Jilinand the Nen River up to Qiqihar.
The extreme flatness of the Manchurian Plain has caused the river to meander widely over time. The result of the meandering is that the river is surrounded by a wide plain that is filled with swirls and curves, showing paths the river once took.
In November 2005, the river was contaminated with benzene, leading to a shutdown of Harbin's water supply and threats of a Russian lawsuit against China.
Cities along the river include:
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Songhua — /sawng hwah /, n. Pinyin. a river in NE China, flowing NW and NE through E and central Manchuria into the Amur River on the boundary of Siberia. 800 mi. (1287 km) long. Also, Wade Giles, Sunghua. Also called Songhua Jiang /jyahng/, Sungari … Useful english dictionary
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