Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 263–280 | Cite as

The water resources of lakes in China

  • Wang Hongdao


This paper deals mainly with the water resources of China’s lakes scattered over five drainage basins with a total area of 71,787 km2 and a total storage capacity of 7,088 million m3, the fresh water capacity of which amounts to about 2,261 million m3, varying from year to year or even within a year. Attention should be paid to the reasonable utilization of water resources and the problems that have already emerged should be carefully and skillfully handled.


Poyang Lake Dongting Lake Dianchi Lake Chaohu Lake Erhai Lake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Hongdao
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  1. 1.Nanjing Institute of GeographyAcademia SinicaNanjingChina

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