- Dong River
Dong River Traditional Chinese 東江 Simplified Chinese 东江 Literal meaning East River Transcriptions Gan - Romanization dung1gong1 Mandarin - Hanyu Pinyin Dōng Jiāng Cantonese (Yue) - Jyutping dung1gong1
The Dong River is a major source of water for Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government has purchased Dong River water from Guangdong since 1965. Over 70% of domestic water in Hong Kong is imported from the Dong River. Its discharge is about 807.5 cubic metres per second (28,520 cu ft/s).
Places along the river include
- Yuancheng District(源城区)
- Huicheng District(惠城区)
- ^ "Water from Dongjiang". Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, Water for a Barren Rock. http://www.info.gov.hk/water150/mbook/TEXT/TEXT_ENG/Living/living_p3.html#p3_05.
- ^ "Assured Water Supply". Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, WSD Annual Report 2004-2005. http://www.wsd.gov.hk/en/html/pdf/rpt0405/pdf/Our_Water.pdf.
- ^ http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/geomorphology/GEO_5/GEO_PLATE_D-6.shtml
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