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Yalong River

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- right  Muli
Length  1,637 km
Source  Bayan Har Mountains
Mouth  Yangtze
- location  Panzhihua, Sichuan
Basin area  128,444 km²
Province  Sichuan
Country  China
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The Yalong River (Chinese: 雅砻江,  Yǎlóngjiāng,  Ya-lung Chiang) or Nyag Chu (Tibetan: ཉག་ཆུ་,  Nyag Qu) is an 822-mile (1,323 km) long river in Sichuan province in southwestern China. It is a tributary of the Yangtze River. Its source is on the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau in southeast Qinghai, and its confluence with the Yangtze is in Panzhihua in southwestern Sichuan.

Contents

Map of Yalong River, China

Dams

The Yalong is being heavily developed, primarily for hydroelectric power. A total of 23 dams are completed, under construction or planned for the river. Those dams are listed below from downstream to upstream.

  • Tongzilin Dam – Under construction, 600 MW
  • Ertan Dam – Completed, 3,300 MW
  • Guandi Dam – Completed, 2,400 MW
  • Jinping 2 Dam – Completed, 4,400 MW
  • Jinping 1 Dam – Completed, 1,200 MW
  • Kala Dam – Programmed, 1,060 MW
  • Yangfanggou Dam – Programmed, 2,200 MW
  • Mengdigou Dam – Programmed, 1,700 MW
  • Lenggu Dam – Planned, 2,300 MW
  • Yagen Dam – Programmed, 1,500 MW
  • Lianghekou Dam – Under construction, 3,000 MW
  • Gongbagou Dam – Planned, 500 MW
  • Gongke Dam – Planned, 400 MW
  • Xinlong Dam – Planned, 500 MW
  • Yingda Dam – Planned, 500 MW
  • Tongha Dam – Planned, 200 MW
  • Geni Dam – Planned, 200 MW
  • Ada Dam – Planned, 250 MW
  • Reba Dam – Planned, 250 MW
  • Renqingling Dam – Planned, 300 MW
  • Wenbosi Dam – Planned, 150 MW
  • Danikanduo Dam – Planned, 7.2 MW
  • Yangri Dam – Planned, 1 MW
  • References

    Yalong River Wikipedia


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