Tianping Reservoir

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Tianping Reservoir
Qingshan Lake
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Tianping Reservoir
Location Qingshanqiao Town, Ningxiang, Hunan
Coordinates 27°59′24″N111°59′53″E / 27.990°N 111.998°E / 27.990; 111.998 Coordinates: 27°59′24″N111°59′53″E / 27.990°N 111.998°E / 27.990; 111.998
Type Reservoir
Native name田坪水库  (Chinese)
Primary outflows Wei River
Basin  countriesChina
Built1970s
First flooded1970s
Surface area4.2 square kilometres (1,000 acres)
Water volume44,160,000 cubic metres (11.67×10^9 US gal)

The Tianping Reservoir (simplified Chinese :田坪水库; traditional Chinese :田坪水庫; pinyin :Tiánpíng Shuǐkù), also known as Qingshan Lake (Chinese:青山湖), is a large reservoir located in the western part of Ningxiang, Hunan, China. [1] It is the largest body of water in Ningxiang and the second largest reservoir in Ningxiang. The reservoir is the source of the Wei River.

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Created by damming some small rivers, the Tianping Reservoir has an area of 4.2 square kilometres (1,000 acres) and a capacity of 4,416 cubic metres (0.001167×10^9 US gal). [1] [2]

History

In the 1970s Yang Shifang (杨世芳), head of the People's Government of Ningxiang, planned to build a reservoir for irrigation, flood control, electricity generation and fish farming. Due to poverty, the government mobilized the masses and used a large amount of human resources to complete the build rather than use heavy construction equipment.

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References

  1. 1 2 Huang Haichao & Jiang Hongzhao (2002), p. 35.
  2. 《芙蓉山水》 (in Chinese). 青山桥人民政府网. Archived from the original on 2006-07-02. Retrieved 2006-04-17.

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