Songtao Reservoir

Songtao Reservoir Dam
Map showing the Songtao Reservoir (Greenfield Reservoir)
Location within China
Country China
Location Hainan
Coordinates 19°19′57″N 109°40′44″E / 19.33250°N 109.67889°E / 19.33250; 109.67889Coordinates: 19°19′57″N 109°40′44″E / 19.33250°N 109.67889°E / 19.33250; 109.67889
Construction began 1958[1]
Opening date 1969[2]
Dam and spillways
Impounds Nandu River
Height 80.7 m (265 ft)
Length 760 m (2,490 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Songtao Reservoir
Songtao Reservoir Irrigation Area (Code BHF60000181)
Total capacity 3,070,000,000 m3 (2,490,000 acre⋅ft) [3]
Surface area 58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi)

The Songtao Reservoir (Chinese: 松涛水库; pinyin: Sōngtāo Shuĭkù), also known as the Songtao Reservoir Irrigation Area, is the largest body of water in Hainan, and the second largest reservoir[1] in China.[4]

Located upstream of the Nandu River approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Danzhou City, the reservoir covers 0.17 percent of the island and has a total capacity of 3,340,000,000 cubic metres (1.18×1011 cu ft). The reservoir contains more than 100 islands, and is used for agriculture, fisheries, and tourism.[5]

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