Donghu Lake Nominated for Hunan¡¯s Most Beautiful Lake

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The Hunan River Chief Office and the launched a voting to elect the most beautiful river and lake in Hunan. Donghu Lake in Xiangyin County was on the shortlist of Hunan¡¯s Top 100 beautiful rivers and lakes. 

Donghu Lake is located in southeast of Xiangyin County. It covers an area of more than 3,000 mu (200 ha.) Connected with Xiangjiang River, Yangsha Lake, and Baishui River, it has splendid natural and cultural landscape, and provides residents with a good place for fitness, walking, and recreation.

Since the implementation of the River Chief System (River Managers, titled as ¡°River Chiefs¡±, who governs the waterways management), Xiangyin gives priority to build a model lake, and enhance residents¡¯ awareness of cherishing, protecting, and managing water environment. Donghu Wetland has a complete ecosystem and ecological function, which is significant to guaranteeing the ecological security of the Dongting Lake, and improving local ecological tourism industry. 

Translator: Pang Yuehui

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