Qi River
201908 River Qi near Zhuanguankou.jpg
Qi River near Zhuanguankou.
Qi River (tributary of Yangtze River) is located in Chongqing
Qi River (tributary of Yangtze River)
Location in Chongqing
Native name綦江  (Chinese)
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Wumeng (乌蒙山)
 • locationTongzi County, Guizhou
MouthYangtze
 • location
Zhiping Town, Jiangjin District,Chongqing
 • coordinates
29°17′28″N 106°23′27″E / 29.2912°N 106.3909°E / 29.2912; 106.3909Coordinates: 29°17′28″N 106°23′27″E / 29.2912°N 106.3909°E / 29.2912; 106.3909
Length217 km (135 mi)
Basin size6,902 km2 (2,665 sq mi)
Chinese name
Chinese

Qi River (Chinese: 綦江; pinyin: Qí Jiāng) is a river in southwest China's Guizhou and Chongqing. It is 217 square kilometres (84 sq mi) long and is a tributary of Yangtze River, draining an area of 6,902 square kilometres (2,665 sq mi). It rises in northwestern Guizhou's Tongzi County, and flows generally north, passing through the center of Chongqing and joining the Yangtze River in Zhiping Town [zh] of Jiangjin District.

Qi River flows through Tongzi County and Xishui County of Guizhou Province and Qijiang District, Jiangjin District, Nanchuan District and Banan District of Chongqing City.

Qi River's main tributaries include Xiangma River (响马河), Qixi River (清溪河), Yangdu River (杨渡河), Zaodu River (藻渡河), Tonghui River (通惠河), Sunxi River (笋溪河), and Wenshui River (温水河).

History

At 20:00 p.m. on June 22, 2020, the "Qijiang Wucha Hydrological Station" (綦江五岔水文站) in Jiasi Town [zh] recorded a water level of 205.85 metres (675.4 ft), which was 5.34 metres (17.5 ft) higher than the guaranteed water level (200.51 metres (657.8 ft)). The Qijiang Wucha Hydrological Station reached 205.85 metres (675.4 ft), topping the previous record of 205.55 metres (674.4 ft) in 1998 China floods.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Qin Jianxing (覃建行); Peng Qinqin (彭骎骎) (2020-06-22). 重庆綦江遇1998年以来最大洪峰 超保证水位近5米. caixin.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  2. ^ Fu Lin (弗林) (2020-06-22). 重庆80年来首度发布綦江洪水红色预警 洪水已使4.3万人受灾. rfi.fr (in Chinese). Retrieved 2020-07-14.