Dong River (China)

The Dong River is the eastern tributary of the Pearl River in Guangdong province, southern China. The other two main tributaries of Pearl River are Xi River and Bei River. The headwater is located in Mount Sanbai (三百山) in Anyuan County, Jiangxi.

Dong River
Dong River in Heyuan
Traditional Chinese東江
Simplified Chinese东江
PostalEast River
Literal meaningEast River

The Dong River is a major source of water for Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government has purchased Dong River water from Guangdong since 1965.[1] Over 70% of domestic water in Hong Kong is imported from the Dong River.[2] Its discharge is about 807.5 cubic metres per second (28,520 cu ft/s).[3]

Places along the river include

See also


  1. "Water from Dongjiang". Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, Water for a Barren Rock. Archived from the original on 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2006-04-15.
  2. "Assured Water Supply" (PDF). Water Supplies Department, HKSAR, WSD Annual Report 2004-2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-20.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2010-10-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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