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Why is the Yangtze River so dirty?

Why is the Yangtze River so dirty?

There are serried factories along the Yangtze River, especially in the middle and lower reaches. A lot of factories used to discharge sewage directly into Yangtze River, which became the leading Yangtze River pollution cause.

Is the Yangtze River the most polluted?

The Yangtze is China’s largest and the world’s third-longest river. It supports over 400 million people and is, unfortunately, perhaps the world’s most polluted river accounting for 55 percent of the material that ends up in the adjacent seas and ocean.

How big is the mouth of the Yangtze River?

They are surging into the East China Sea from the mouth of the Yangtze River, which at 6300 km long is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world. Rising in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the Yangtze River snakes through nine provinces and serves as a drain for 1.8 million square kilometres of territory.

Where is the first bend of the Yangtze River?

First bend of the Yangtze River, Yunnan province, China. The river’s character changes sharply upon reaching the eastern limits of the highlands. There the river—which in this stretch is called the Jinsha—descends from a high elevation, winding its way south of the high Bayan Har Mountains and forming a narrow valley up to 2 miles (3 km) in depth.

What was the destructive phase of the Yangtze River?

A destructive phase of the river mouth region was identified at 10 to 8 cal. kyr BP, including significant coastal erosion of tidal flats and troughs within the estuary and of tidal ridge-and-trough topography offshore; these resulted from the reshaping of the river mouth morphology caused by rapid sea-level rise at that time.

Is the Yangtze River parallel to the Mekong River?

In this region the Yangtze runs close and parallel to both the Mekong and Salween rivers; all three rivers are within 15 to 30 miles (25 to 50 km) of one another and continue to flow in mutual proximity for a distance of more than 250 miles (400 km). Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. Subscribe today