Background Information about Poyang Lake Basin

  • Erik NixdorfEmail author
  • Chengzi Zhou
Part of the Terrestrial Environmental Sciences book series (TERENVSC)


The by maximum annual extension biggest Chinese freshwater lake—Poyang Lake is located in the southeastern part of China. The total area of Poyang Lake Basin is about 162 000 \(\mathrm{km}^2\). 96.7% of the basin is located within the provincial borders of Jiangxi Province and 1.8% belongs to Huangshan prefecture in Anhui Province. Furthermore, a smaller proportion of 0.7% of the catchment area is located in Fujian Province within the prefectures Nanping and Longyan. Additionally, 0.5% of the basin belongs to Chengzhou in Hunan Province and 0.3% to Xuzhou prefecture in Zhejiang Province.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzigGermany

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