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Kashgar River Basin and River System

GUI Dongwei1,2,3LI Bofei1,2ZHANG Siyuan1,2LIU Yi1,2,3LIU Chuang4
1 State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology,Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Urumqi 830011,China2 Cele National Station of Observation and Research for Desert-Grassland Ecosystems,Cele 848300,China3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China4 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China


Published:Aug. 2021

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Key Words:

Kashgar River,Basin,Chakmak River,Kizilsu River,Gaizi River,Kushan River,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,data encyclopedia


Kashgar River Basin is the catchment area of Kashgar River and its upstream tributaries. The basin is located at the southern slope of Tianshan Mountains. About 96% of the basin is in China (located in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region), 3% is in Kyrgyzstan and 1% in Tajikistan. Its geo-location is between 38°08'42 "N and 40°39'49 "N, 73°02'59E and 78°02'35 "E. The total area of the Kashgar River Basin is 67,850.64 km² (Albers projection, 2015), and its perimeter is 3,011.2 km (Lambert projection). The Kashgar River basin contains 36 major rivers such as the Chakmak, Kizilsu, Gezi, Kushan, Igizia and Yupu Lake rivers. Their main stream lengths are 230.74 km (Chakmak), 103.06 km (Kizilsu), 108.52 km (Gezi), 126.58 km (Kushan), 137.01 km (Igizia), and 108.62 km (Yupu Lake River), separately. The dataset of Kashgar River Basin and River System was developed based on Google earth images. The dataset includes: (1) boundary data of the Kashgar River Basin; (2) river system of the Kashgar River Basin. The dataset is archived in .kmz and .shp data formats, and consists of 26 data files with data size of 105.00 MB (compressed to 3 files with 70.40 MB).

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2019FY100205); Chinese Academy of Sciences (2019)

Data Citation:

GUI Dongwei, LI Bofei, ZHANG Siyuan, LIU Yi, LIU Chuang. Kashgar River Basin and River System[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.


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     [2] Mansur shabiti, Ablimiti ababakre, Rehanguli wumaier. Cultivated land change and it’s ground water level response in Kashghar in last decade [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment, 2011, 25(11): 145-151.
     [3] Office of the people's Government of Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture. Notice on the work plan for management and protection of scope of rivers and lakes in Autonomous Prefecture [EB/OL]. 2018-12-31.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 KashgarRiverBasin&System.rar 37975.97KB
2 KashgarRiverBasin.kmz 24833.04KB
3 KashgarRiverSystem.kmz 9358.45KB