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Ju River

Ju River
Native name泃河
Location
CountryChina
RegionNorth China Plain
CityPinggu, Ji, Sanhe, Baodi
Physical characteristics
SourceQinghui Range near Jiangjun Pass
 ⁃ locationXinglong County, Hebei Province, China
MouthJi Canal River
 ⁃ location
Zhangguzhuang, Tianjin, China
Length128 mi (206 km)
Basin size661 sq mi (1,710 km2)
Basin features
River systemHai River watershed

The Ju River in North China Plain is a major river in the Beijing and Tianjin vicinities. It is a part of Hai River's watershed system. In 354 BCE (Warring States period of Zhou dynasty), State of Yan defeated State of Qi in a battle by this river. In Han dynasty, the original channel of Ju River was widened by Emperor Xian so that it became a navigable river and a major military supply line to the northeast frontier. The total length of Ju River is 206 km, 66 of them are in the Pinggu District of Beijing. Before paved roads were constructed in 1930s, this river was the only transportation route to and from the remote Pinggu region. The river was polluted by industrial wastewater in 1990s. The water quality has been improved in recent years and it has become a water resource for the Pinggu region.[1]

References

  1. ^ "北京市河流水系: 大小河流80多条一览" (in Chinese). Tencent News. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2017-04-24.