Hui River

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Hui River
Huì River (濊水), Huan River (涣水)
Baohui River (包浍河), Kuai River (浍水)
Huairivermap.jpg
Map showing the Hui River and Huai River
Native name浍河
Location
CountryChina
RegionNorthern China and Eastern China
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationXiayi County, Henan province, China
MouthHuai-Hong New Canal
 ⁃ location
Guzhen County, Anhui province, China
Length131 mi (211 km), Northwest-Southeast
Basin size1,872.6 sq mi (4,850 km2)
Basin features
River systemHuai River watershed and Huai-Hong New Canal
Tributaries 
 ⁃ rightBao 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[edit]

  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)|format= requires |url= (help) (1 ed.). 北京: 中国水利水电出版社. pp. 112~113. ISBN 978-7-5084-7953-8.