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  Xijiang River Encyclopedia Article @ CNVehicles.com (CN Vehicles)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"West River") is the western tributary of Pearl River in southern China.
The other two main tributaries of Pearl River are Dongjiang River and Beijiang River.
Another Xi is a minor tributary of the Jiulong River northwest of Xiamen.
www.cnvehicles.com /encyclopedia/Xijiang_River   (284 words)

 Touring in Guangxi
Rivers in the region have a total length of 34000 km.
The rivers in the region area are characterised by high drops, aboundant water resources, low sand content, tremendous rapids, high river rocks, and so on.
The coastline begins from the stream outlet of the Ximi River in the east and ends at the Beilun River mouth in the west, with a total length of 1,500 kilometers.
www.cs.ttu.edu /~ce2004/org/link-tour/tour/guiling.htm   (706 words)

 River diversion to curb salt tide_china_English_SINA.com
BEIJING, Jan.5-- Water diversion from northern Guangdong's Beijiang River to its western Xijiang River is expected to start in mid-January to control the severe salt tide, an official with the local water authority said yesterday.
The water authority in Zhuhai is introducing fresh water from the upper reaches of Xijiang River to dilute the salt content before the Beijiang diversion scheme begins.
Residents in Zhuhai and Macao, which draw most of its water from the Xijiang River, are expected to use drinking water with salt content to be levelled beneath 800 milligrams per litre within the upcoming days thanks to the diversions, according to Chen.
english.sina.com /china/1/2006/0104/60588.html   (642 words)

 Concern voiced over salt tide threat
According to the department, the content of chlorine hydronium, the main salt element, in the Dayongkou, a main water gate in the lower reach of Xijiang River, reached 7,500 milligrams per litre on December 15, a record high in recent years.
The Xijiang and Beijiang rivers, two major tributaries of the Pearl River, witnessed their lowest-ever water levels in mid-December.
Levels in the Xijiang River, which runs through the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the southern Guangdong Province, reached a record low of less than 0.12 metres several days ago.
en.ce.cn /National/Local/200512/29/t20051229_5672063.shtml   (561 words)

 Salt Tide Hits Pearl River Delta Region
The Pearl River Delta region is witnessing another major salt tide due to the combined effects of a tidal pull and a prolonged drought.
It comes at a time when a diversion project directing water from Guangdong's northern Beijiang River to the lower reaches of the Xijiang River is due to be completed soon.
Water in the Dayongkou in the lower reaches of Xijiang River will have higher concentrations of salt and chlorine hydronium because of the tidal phenomenon.
www.china.org.cn /english/2006/Jan/156573.htm   (385 words)

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The lower Xijiang river waterway suffers from the influence of irregular mixed semidiurnal tide from the coastal region near the Pearl River Estuary.
In the lower Xijiang river waterway, there are more silting sections than scouring sections, and scouring takes place in the narrow sections or the sections with great flow, but the overall trend is that silting dominates.
The monitoring results of sediments from the lower Xijiang river waterway and Liansharong waterway show that heavy metal contents in sediment were 1-2 orders of magnitude lower than the maximum permissible levels of pollutants in agricultural contaminated soils, and thus the sediment was suitable for agricultural utilization.
www-wds.worldbank.org /servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1997/11/01/000009265_3980429110614/Rendered/INDEX/multi_page.txt   (8968 words)

 Floods ravage nation's south and east provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Raging rivers swollen by torrential rains over the past few days have wreaked havoc in southern and eastern China, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake.
The Xijiang itself is a tributary of the Pearl River.
Sections of highways, river dykes and bridges were breached by the flood, one of the worst seen in many years.
www.dzwww.com /english/focus/t20050623_1103812.htm   (613 words)

 Diversion Program to Combat Salt Tides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Pearl River Water Commission under the Ministry of Water Resources will initiate a co-ordinated water diversion programme in the upper reaches of the Xijiang, to minimize the impact of possible salt tides in the delta later this year and early next year.
The Pearl River Delta has suffered from salt tides during low water periods over the past few years, with Zhuhai and Macao bearing the brunt of the shortages.
The other 70 per cent of Shanghai's water supplies come from the upper reaches of the Huangpu River, a major tributary on the lower part of the Yangtze River which is usually not threatened by salt tides.
english.sepa.gov.cn /zwxx/hjyw/200610/t20061018_94791.htm   (560 words)

 Planet Ark - China to Divert River to Dilute Salt Tide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
BEIJING - China plans to divert a river in the southern province of Guangdong to dilute high levels of salt that are threatening fresh water supplies, state media reported on Thursday.
A severe drought has meant sea water is flowing further upstream than usual, affecting the Xijiang River, the main water source for the Guangdong city of Zhuhai and nearby Macau.
She said it was too early to say whether the river diversion project would help, saying it depended on what path the river takes and the amount of water involved.
www.planetark.org /avantgo/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=34348   (450 words)

 Huai River in China threatens to cause major flooding, hundreds relocated
One of China's major rivers, the Huai River in central and eastern China, is threatening to cause severe flooding, prompting local authorities to relocate 1,400 people to nearby areas, local media said Saturday.
Recent reports said officials were planning to dig a channel for the river, which flows into a lake, to allow it to flow into the sea to ease flooding.
The country's other major rivers are all below their flood warning lines, except for the Xijiang River, whose water level is at the warning level, Xinhua said.
www.terradaily.com /2003/030705055401.recbvu64.html   (456 words)

 Authorities Tackle Toll of Poison Leak
Water monitoring authorities in South China's Guangdong Province have promised to increase the frequency of water quality tests after the accidental dumping of seven tons of arsenic in the Jinxiu River, upper reaches of Xijiang River, on Wednesday.
Samples have been taken from the different sections of the Xijiang River, a tributary of Pearl River in South China after experts estimated that the poisonous water arrived in Guangdong Province on Saturday night.
Recent tests showed that, before the arrival of the poisonous water, the river water was clean enough to drink.
www.china.org.cn /english/environment/51213.htm   (275 words)

 News: China: Floods - Jun 2005, Floods claimed 38 lives in south China autonomous region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Continuous rainfall caused the rise of water level in the region's major rivers including the Xijiang River, the Liujiang River, the Xunjiang River and the Guijiang River.
In Wuzhou, the water level of the Xijiang River rose to 26.75 meters when flood crest came at 12:00 a.m.
According to local hydrologic stations, the water level of the Xijiang River is slowly declining, and is expected to drop under 26.5 meters at 5:00 a.m.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ACIO-6DMJT7?OpenDocument   (256 words)

 Gaoming Cangjiang Industrial Park , Foshan, Guangdong, P.R.China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Xijiang River is a mainstream of Pearl River running through Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong provinces and other places.
The Xijiang River Industrial Belt, the former hinterland of the Delta, has become the new growth point of economy.
The park enjoys an ascendant geographical location, with the Pearl River Delta 2nd Ring Highway to the east of the Park in plan, the Outer Ring Highway to the west, Gaoming Highway to the north, And Guanggao Line, a provincial Class 1 highway on its east.
www.gmzs.com /gyy/english/about1.htm   (287 words)

 A New Approach on Old Issues - China History Forum, chinese history forum
During the period on the bank of Changjiang River, the immigrants of pre southeast Asia had established a rather vast area for their immense culture and heritage: to the south was the Ca River Delta, Ma River Delta (Viet Nam today), to the west was the TibeQin plateau, to the east was the Pacific Ocean.
South of Jiaozhi was the south bank of Changjiang River, was lake Đong Đinh which was the land of Viet’s ancestors.
Co Loa fortress with 9 circular walls which were tall and sturdy according to the legend may be on the Xijiang river delta, not on the Hong river delta.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=5367   (15430 words)

 Forestation proposed to curb salt tide in the south
The Xijiang River, a tributary of the Pearl River running through the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in Southwest China and Guangdong Province in South China, is most severely hit by salt tides.
The ever-worsening ecological system along the upper reaches of the Xijiang River has resulted in insufficient water flowing into the river's lower reaches during the salt tide period, Chen said.
Areas along the river's upper reaches were found to have less coverage of forest, which has worsened soil erosion, according to an investigation conducted by Chen last year.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2006-03/10/content_530650.htm   (526 words)

 Sanshui Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sanshui is named after the three rivers, Xijiang River, Beijiang River and Suijiang River running gahtering in its territory.
Sanshui is located in the middle of Guangdong Province and in the norhtwest of the Pearl River Delta.
Sanshui was named after three rivers-- Xijiang River, Beijiang River and Suijiang River, which are running and gathering in its territory.
english.ss.gov.cn /about.htm   (747 words)

 City facts
The Yujiang River, the largest tributary of the Xijiang River, is the longest river that runs through Nanning.
bank are the Leli River, the Wuming River, etc. Customarily, the Yujiang River refers to the reach from the Zuojiang River and the Youjiang River at Songcun Village, Yongning County to Guipin, with the span of 426 km.
The river valley of the lower reaches of the Zuojiang River and the Youjiang River and that of the higher reach of the Yongjiang River are the bottom of the basin, surrounded by the hilly country.
zj.nanning.gov.cn /5447/2006_9_23/5447_156381_1159022787553.html   (1830 words)

 Taipei Times - archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Xijiang and Beijiang rivers, two major tributaries of the Pearl River, witnessed their lowest-ever water levels in recent days, allowing the sea water to flow in, Huang said.
The Pearl River Delta region is one of China's main economic engines, with many industries located in the area.
Earlier this week authorities reported that toxins in the Bei River, in southern China's Guangdong Province, had nearly returned to safe levels after a Dec. 15 spill of more than 1,000 tons of cadmium-laced water from a smelter in the city of Shaoguan.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/world/archives/2005/12/30/2003286623/print   (766 words)

As rain inundated the south, the dirt-poor central province of Anhui was suffering widespread drought and a heatwave in the capital, Beijing, in the north lifted the temperature on Thursday to close to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)
In the hard-hit industrial city of Wuzhou, in the southern Guangxi region, houses on the banks of the Xijiang river have been flooded up to their roofs and downtown residents have been forced to move to upper-storey apartments or to flee to higher ground.
And with the flooding set to peak on the Xijiang river and others in south China, there are fears the real disaster has yet to hit.
www.dailynews.lk /2005/06/25/wld03.htm   (378 words)

 River Systems Research Group
Riverine organic carbon in the Xijiang River (South China): seasonal variation in content and flux budget.
Long-term decline in carbon dioxide supersaturation in rivers across the contiguous United States.
Outgassing from Amazonian rivers and wetlands as a large tropical source of atmospheric CO Nature 416: 617-620.
boto.ocean.washington.edu /about/rs-references.html   (855 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
And the worst may be to come with torrential rain forecast to pound south and southeast China at least until the end of the week.
Rivers swollen by days of heavy rain had done much of the damage, particularly in the Guangxi region, where at least 32 people had died and 330,000 people had been moved to safe ground, the China Daily said.
The Xijiang river, which runs through Wuzhou, had swelled to over 26 meters, nearly nine meters above the warning level, the China Daily said.
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storypage.aspx?StoryId=8640   (994 words)

 MaritimeDigital Portal - (c) Frederic Logghe
A cargo vessel loaded with batteries sank after running aground in the shallow waters of the Xijiang River in Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday.
The vessel, carrying 14,560 boxes of batteries, was en route from Wuzhou City, Guangxi, to Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province via the waterway, the largest tributary to the Pearl River.
Due to a lingering drought, the water level of the Xijiang River dropped to 1.96 meters on Wednesday, only 18 centimetres higher than its lowest ever mark.
www.ibiblio.org /maritime/Portal/News/newsmessage.php?var_id=456   (212 words)

 Wuzhou city in Guangxi province
Xunjian, Guijiang and Xijiang Rivers come confluent in the city proper and flow down stream towards the east to Zhaoqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao, and go up stream to Guilin, Liuzhou and Nanning.
Since the city enjoys geographic advantage of linking up Southwest China and Pearl River Delta, and being close to Hong Kong and Macao, in March 1988, the city was authorized by the State Council as a coastal economic opening zone.
Today as one of the ten largest inland river ports in China, the port of Wuzhou becomes a class A port of the country.
www.export-forum.com /china/wuzhou-city/index.htm   (392 words)

 Fresh water from Xijiang to soon reach Macao - News & Speeches - Pearl River Delta - Newsgd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Xijiang is a major tributary of the Pearl River and the leading source of fresh water for Macao.
While salt tides are not new to the region, the current salinity crisis is more serious than previous ones because it has been exacerbated by a combination of drought in the upper reaches of Xijiang in Guangxi and by the lunar tide.
As the man-made flood rushes downstream from its sources in Guangxi, local authorities in Guangdong along the way are monitoring the water level closely for the best time to fill up their reservoirs.
www.newsgd.com /prdcorner/newsspeeches/200601170052.htm   (416 words)

 Map of Guangdong - JohoMaps
The Pearl River Delta consists of alluvial lowlands deposited by the Beijiang (the North Pearl River), the Xijiang (West Pearl River), and Dongjiang (East Pearl River).
The Portuguese arrived in the Pearl River Delta and soon settled in Macau in 1453 (Ming Dynasty).
Although Mandarin is the only official language in China, the Pearl River Delta Region is culturally quite distinct, partly due to the heavy influences from Hong Kong, especially after the 1980's.
www.johomaps.com /as/china/guangdong/maps.html   (620 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- South China flooding, landslides kill more than 44
Floodwaters forced the mass evacuation overnight of residents in low-lying areas of the industrial city of Wuzhou, where the Xijiang river had reached 25.74 metres (84 ft 5 in) by Tuesday night, more than eight metres higher than the warning level, state media said.
Authorities had expected the Xijiang, which has risen at a rate of 10 cm (3.9 inches) per hour, to peak on Wednesday night at a hydrographic station in Wuzhou.
Water levels on two other rivers in Guangxi –; the Qianjiang and Xunjiang – were above warning levels and the province had suffered nearly $45 million in economic losses as of Monday due to the recent deluges, Xinhua said, citing local flood control headquarters.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050622-0936-china-floods.html   (646 words)

 Xijiang River - Famous Chinese Rivers - Travel to China
Xijiang River - Famous Chinese Rivers - Travel to China
"West River") is the western tributary of Pearl River (China)Pearl River in southern China.
Hsi River is another name it is called.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Xijiang_River   (179 words)

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