Lake Changshou ASI-50

Riparian Nation(s) China
Surface Area 60 km2 Mean Depth Volume 0.74 km3
Shoreline Catchment Area 3020 km2 Residence Time
Frozen Period None Mixing Type Morphogenesis/Dam
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Changshou-Hu (Lake Changshou) is a man-made lake with another name Shizitun (Lion Beach) Reservoir. For generating electric power, four hydraulic power stations were built after damming in the 1950's. Since then a state farm was set up for fishery and horticulture as well as animal husbandry. The irrigation area amounts to 24,800 hectares (Q).

Photo of Lake Changshou
Photo: Sichuan Environmental Protection Committee