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Kunming drinking-water source: A thousand-islet lake

Updated:2017-12-06 10:14:50   english.yunnan.cn

Photos taken by a Xinhua reporter show enchanting winter scenery of the Yunlong reservoir, which makes up 70 percent of the drinking-water source in Kunming and looks like a "thousand-islet lake".

Lying 137 kilometer northwest off downtown Kunming in Luquan County, the Yunlong reservoir has its dam seated on the Zhangjiu River, a tributary of the Jinsha River.

The reservoir has a drainage area of 745 square kilometers and a water storage of 484 million cubic meters. 

Photos by Chen Haining; translating by Eric Wang 

Keywords:   Kunming water source lake
Editor: Eric Wang