Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tengger Desert

Panlong River passes through Kunming City, Yunnan, China. It receives a large quantity of municipal sewage and wastewater from industrial effluent.

Taklamakan Desert

Ning River is a tributary of Mei River. It originates and runs through Xingning, China.

Shapotou District

Nen River, also Nonni is a river in Northeast China. It is 1370 kilometres in length, and is the longest tributary of the Songhua River in Heilongjiang province, and join it near Da'an.

Major tributaries of the Nen River are:

- Gan River

- Namoer/Nemor River

- Nuomin River

- Anlun River

- Wuyuer/Nuyur River

- Chuoer River

- Taoer/Chaor River

- Huolin River

The river is prone to flooding, as occurred most recently in 1998 and 2005.


The Muzat River, a tributary of the Tarim River, flows in a steep river valley located north of Kucha in Xinjiang, China. Cut into its walls on its northern bank are 230 caves and grottos, the Kizil Caves archaeological site.

A large, man-made lake has been constructed near the Muzat River Kizil site. It contains 50,000 sq m of water described as "the largest swimming pool" in southern Xinjiang. However, its construction may have destroyed the possibility of future archaeological excavations for the area.

Ordos Desert

Mung Lai Stream is located in Laiza, Kachin State, Myanmar. The stream is coming all the way down from Yunnan Province of China and meets with Laiza Stream. It took hundreds of Kachin lives, including well-known Medical Doctor Nlam Awng in 1999 when flood called: "Mung Lai Hka Flood" suddenly broke out.

Lop Desert

The Min River is a 735km-long river in central Sichuan province, China. It is a tributary of the upper Yangtze River which it joins at Yibin . The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located on this river.

A survey by biologist Deng Qixiang found that only 16 of the 40 species recorded in the 1950s are to be found today. The Sichuan Taimen, a protected species, has not been seen in one stretch of river, the Wenchuan, for an entire decade.

The name should not be confused with the Min River , which is written 闽江.

Kum-tagh Desert

The Min River is a 577km-long river in Fujian province, China. It is the largest river in Fujian, and an important water transport channel.

The name should not to be confused with the Min River , which is written 岷江.