Yangtze

Watershed statistics

  • Country: China
  • Large-scale drainage area: East Asia (Pacific)
  • Drainage: 1,722,155 km2
  • Runoff: 932 km2/year
  • Suspended sediment: 480 Mt/yr
  • Population density: 224 people/km2
  • Large cities: 56
  • Cropland: 56%
  • Developed: 4%
  • Modified land area: 60%
  • Forest loss: 85%
  • Large dams: 17
  • Sediment trapping efficiency: 0.66 (fraction)

Reference: Revenga, C., S. Murray, J. Abramovitz, and A. Hammond, 1998. Watersheds of the World: Ecological Value and Vulnerability. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.

Yangtze River watershed © Greg Fiske, WHRC

Yangtze River watershed © Greg Fiske, WHRC