Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lake Dongqian

Dongqian Lake is a lake lying in the southeast of Yinzhou District, Ningbo in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. It is the largest natural freshwater lake in Zhejiang province with a water surface area of 20 square kilometers. Since ancient times the Lake has been a famous scenic spot in Eastern Zhejiang.

Lake Dianshan

Lake Dianshan is a natural lake, located in the west of Zhu Jiajiao, Qingpu, in the Shanghai municipal area of China, upstream of the Huangpu River. It is the only natural lake in the area. An abbreviation often used for the lake is Lake Dian, which means "sweet water lake".

Lake Dian

Lake Dian or Kunming Lake is a large inter-land lake located close to Kunming, Yunnan, China. Its nickname is "Sparkling Pearl Embedded in a Highland," and it was the model for the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace in Beijing.

It is a freshwater fault lake at above sea level. The lake covers . It is long from north to south, and the average depth is . It is the eighth largest lake in China and the largest in Yunnan Province.


Pollution is a major problem for the lake. In the city of Kunming, the capital of subtropical Yunnan province, there is no talk of drought, since the city is right next to one of Asia's biggest freshwater lakes. But until the first wastewater plant was built in 1990, 90 percent of Kunming's wastewater was pumped untreated into the lake. The lake water is now undrinkable despite several billion US dollars having been spent trying to clean it up. Some experts predict that over 55% of the lake's fish population has been killed off by this disease ridden type of pollution.The water in the lake is rated Grade V which makes the water unfit for use in agricultural or industrial uses.

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Lake Chao

Lake Chao, or Chao Hu, , is a lake located at the juncture of Chaohu and Hefei cities in Anhui province, China. It is the largest lake in Anhui and one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China. Laoshan Island is situated within the lake. About 5 million people live near the lake, and use it for irrigation, transportation and fishing. Heavy use of the lake in recent years has led to eutrophication and silting. Due to China's rapid economic growth, the lake is now one of China's most polluted lakes.

Famous tourist sites around the lake include Mount Lao, Zhongmiao Temple, Tongyang River, Mount Yinping, and the Immortals Cave. The silver fish, shrimps, and crabs of Lake Chao are called the Three Treasures, and it also enjoys the grand name of "Land of Plenty".

According to legend, the site of the lake was once a prosperous city named Chaozhou. Because of sins of its people, it was cursed by the heavens and ordered to be destroyed by flood. The task was to be carried out by a white dragon who was only able to find one good person, an old lady surnamed Jiao. After the destruction of Chaozhou, only the old lady and her daughter were saved. They became the two islands emerging from the lake. This legend may in fact be rooted in geological history, since Lake Chao is located on the intersection of several major faultlines, of which the most famous is the Tan Lu Fault which caused the great 1976 Tangshan earthquake in its northern section.

Lake Changshou

Lake Changshou is a man-made lake with another name Shizitun Reservoir in Changshou, Chongqing, China. In the purpose of generating electric power, four hydraulic power stations were built after the dam construction had been completed in the 1950s. Since then a state farm was set up for fishery and horticulture as well as animal husbandry. Its surface area is 60 km? with an irrigation area amounting to 248 km?. There are many islands within the lake, good for tourism.

Lake Chaiwopu

Lake Chaiwopu is a large freshwater lake located in Xinjiang, China.

Lake Bosten

Lake Bosten is located 57 km northeast of Korla, Xinjiang, China in Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. The large freshwater lake covers about 1,000 square kilometers.

Its name is sometimes rendered as ''Bosten'', ''Bosten-See'', ''Bosten Hu'', ''Bagrax-hu'', ''Bagrasch-k?l'', ''Baghrasch k?l'', ''Bagratsch-kul'', ''Bositeng Lake'' or ''Bositeng Hu.'' A fishery exists on the lake and fish such as Bullhead and Blunt-snout bream are native to the lake. Westerners sometimes refer to it as the 'Oriental Hawaii of Xinjiang' because of its unique lush scenery surrounded by the harsh Gobi Desert.