Saturday, September 13, 2008

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.

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