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The ecological diversion of water from Kaidu River to Bosten Lake has been launched this year

Release time:2020-04-16 11:15
source:Xinhua
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XinjiangDailynews(ReporterLiuDonglai): OnthemorningofApril13,2020,thewaterfromtheKaiduRiverrushedoutoftheecologicalgateintotheHuangshuigou RivernearWulastaiFarminHejingCounty ofBayingolin MongolAutonomousPrefecture,northwestChina’sXinjiangUygurAutonomousRegion.“Thiswaterwilleventuallyflow intothenorthwestcorneroftheBostenLake,increasingthewatercirculationareaandgraduallyimproving BostenLake'secologicalenvironment.” accordingtoMaYuqi,directoroftheBayingolinAdministrationoftheTarimRiver.

Itislearnedthatthisecologicalwaterdiversionbegins fromApril11andisexpectedtoendaroundNovember20,2020.Itisplannedtotransfer156millioncubicmetersofwaterfromtheKaiduRivertotheHuangshuigou River(leadingtotheBostenLake).

HuangshuigouRiveristhemaintributaryoftheKaiduRiverandthesecondlargestsourceflowof theBostenLake.Inrecentyears,theTarimRiverAdministration hasbeenactivelyassisting localgovernmentsindredgingtheHuangshuigouRiverchannel leadingtotheBostenLake,facilitatingecologicalwaterdiversionviatheHuangshuigouRivertotheBostenLakebybulldinganecologicalgate aswellas renovating andreconstructing a flooddiversiongate withself-financing.SinceAugust2018,theecologicalwaterdiversionimplementedbytheTarimRiverAdministrationamountsto339millioncubicmeters,whichhasputandendtothecut-offoftheHuangshuigouRiverformorethan10yearsandrestoredinterconnectionoftheriversystemofHuangshuigouRiverandBostenLake,forminganotherwatercirculationareainthenorthwestofandimprovingtoacertainextentthewaterqualityoftheBostenLake.