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Fuwen river, a tributary of the Emei River, China

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Mount Emei is located on the southwestern edge of Sichuan Basin in China, between 29°16′-29°43′ north latitude and 103°10′-103°37′ east longitude. It stretches for 23 kilometers and covers an area of about 154 square kilometers.

The annual average rainfall of Mount Emei is 1922 mm and the annual average relative humidity is 85%. The hydrological location of Mount Emei belongs to the Dadu river and Qingyi river water system, and there are 5 natural rivers in the territory, namely Emei River, Linjiang River, Longchi River, Shihe River, and Huaxi River.

Submitted by
Yang Erwa
Approved by
Fan Li & Zhou Hang
GPS
29.5970573, 103.4535675
Geographical region
Eastern Asia
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Fuwen River
Water body type
River
Water body name
Fuwen river
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Emei River

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
25 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
7.6
Conductivity
GH
4 mg/l
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
no

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
07.2020
Collecting area
River bank
Water depth
1,0m
Air temperature
Sunlight
Full sun

Environment

Environment
Untouched
Surrounding area

The habitat I described is Fuwen River, a tributary of the Emei River, in Chuanzhu village. The Chuanzhu village is located in the northwest of Emeishan City, adjacent to Emei Mountain, which is known as the world’s natural and cultural heritage, with an altitude of 400-1400 meters.

The forest coverage rate is as high as 91.1%, the internal ecological environment is good, and the vegetation coverage rate is high.

Underwater landscape

The water flow in the habitat is turbulent and the water depth is less than 1 meter. The water is clear and rich in oxygen. The bottom of the river is covered with huge pebbles and fragments of river rocks.

The riverbed substrate is sandy, covered with dust and organic debris. Under the sunlight, the rocks are covered with algae, which provides an extra source of food for fish.
The rich oxygen content here makes fish like them very much.

The small insects hidden in the algae become their main foods source. According to the surrounding fishermen, if you are lucky, you can see the Chinese giant salamander, a famous protected animal in China.

Threats to ecology

There is a village around this stream. Some villagers wash clothes in the stream, and some children will play in the stream with their parents and catch fish during holidays. There are also some nearby villagers who use nets to catch fish.

I felt very uncomfortable seeing the damage to this river, but I couldn’t stop it. I only hope that this beautiful stream can continue to exist. All I want to do is to record this beautiful moment. I hope everyone can take care of the environment and this beautiful stream.

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
Many -

Comment by the expert

Fan Li: The description on biotic communities is incomplete.

Zhou Hang: The best way to understand a river is to snorkel in the river. The participant did it right.