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Yalu River and Basin

LIU Chuang1SHI Ruixiang1HAO Mengmeng1,2
1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China


Published:Nov. 2017

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Key Words:

Yalu River,Basin,China,D.P.R.Korea,data encyclopedia


The Yalu drainage basin locates between the Tumen River Basin, Songhua River Basin in north and the West Korea Bay in south; the Liao River Basin in west and the Taedong-gang River basin in east, its geolocation is from 39°43′57″N to 42°17′28″N,123°35′59″E to 128°45′50″E. It covers an area of 65215.49 km²,in which, 32799.22 km² is in China and 32416.27 km² in D.P.R.Korea. The boundary of the Yalu basin in China part is from the southern slope of Changbai Mountain to Changbai Mountain range in southwest, and to the northern part of Qian Mountain Range, and then go to south to the West Korea Bay; in D.P.R.Korea part, the boundary from the Changbai Moutain to Motianling Mountain in the southeast, then turn to southwest in Mt. Touliu (23.9m) to Pujon Mt. range, and then turn to west from Yongung-Ri to Mt. Lunglin (2148m), Kwangsong, Songwon, again, turn to southwest to Mt. Diyuling, Mt. Jiangnan to West Korea Bay. The Yalu River rises in southern slope of Tianchi Lake of Mt. Changbai and meets the Yellow Sea at the West Korea Bay, it is 844.98 km long. Its tributaries include Hochon, Changjin, Houzhou, Cicheng, Tongro, Zhongman, and Sanqiao Rivers in P. R. Korea; Hun, Pushi, and Ai Rivers in China. It covers areas of Chang Bai Man Aoton County, Linjiang City, Jian City, Huairen Man County, Kuandian Man County, Dandong City and Donggang City in China and Ryanggang, Chagang and North Pyongan Provinces in D.P.R.Korea. Because of the temperature monsoon weather (the annual rain fall is 800-1200 mm) and the steep slope of mountain land, the high gradient reaches 0.0032, and even 0.01 in some region. More reservoirs were constructed along the river, they are: shuifeng (China and D.P.R.Korea), Weiyuan (China and D.P.R.Korea), Tiejia (China), Taipingshao (China), Huanren (China), Huilongshan (China), Manfeng-Ho (D.P.R.K.), Banpingri (D.P.R.K.), Shizhong-Ho (D.P.R.K.), Rangrim-Ho (D.P.R.K.), Changjin-Ho (D.P.R.K.), Puzhan-Ho (D.P.R.K.), Phungso-Ho (D.P.R.K.). The dataset including the Yalu River and its basin in .kmz and.shp data formats, the data size is 43.8 MB(20.1 MB in compress)。Browse

Foundation Item:

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (11852701YZ)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang, SHI Ruixiang, HAO Mengmeng. Yalu River and Basin[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2017.

Liu, C., Shi, R. X., Hao, M. M. Yalu River and basin [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Dis-covery, 2017, 1(4): 481-482. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2017.04.17.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 MainStreamYalu.kmz 510.73KB
2 RiverSystemYalu.kmz 9572.86KB
3 YaluRiverBasin.kmz 804.38KB
4 YaluRiverBasinshp.rar 9732.03KB