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Data - Water
Renewable water resources in China (billions of cubic meters)
River
System
Region Mean annual
surface runoff
Ground-
water
Water volume
deducted *
Total water
resources
 
I Northeastern 165.3 62.5 35.0 192.8  
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II Hai He-Luan He Basin 28.8 26.5 13.2 42.1  
III Huai He Basin 74.1 39.3 17.3 96.1  
IV Huang He Basin 66.1 40.6 32.4 74.4  
  II + III + IV 169.0 106.4 62.9 212.6  
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V Chang Jiang Basin 951.3 246.4 236.4 961.3  
VI Southern 468.5 111.6 109.2 470.8  
VII Southeastern 255.7 61.3 57.8 259.2  
VIII Southwestern 585.3 154.4 154.4 585.3  
  V + VI + VII + VIII 2,260.8 591.7 557.8 2,276.6  
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IX Interior Basins 116.4 86.2 72.2 130.4  
  National total 2,711.5 828.8 727.9 2,812.4  

Note: * Please note that this is not water extraction for human consumption. This is the water volume that has to be subtracted from the sum of surface and groundwater due to the interrelation between surface water and groundwater.

 
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Renewable water resources in China (% of national total)
River
System
Region Mean annual
surface runoff
Ground-
water
Water volume
deducted *
Total water
resources
 

I

Northeastern

6.1

7.5

4.8

6.9

 
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II

Hai He-Luan He Basin

1.1

3.2

1.8

1.5

 

III

Huai He Basin

2.7

4.7

2.4

3.4

 

IV

Huang He Basin

2.4

4.9

4.5

2.6

 
  II + III + IV 6.2 12.8 8.7 7.5  
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V

Chang Jiang Basin

35.1

29.7

32.5

34.2

 

VI

Southern

17.3

13.5

15.0

16.7

 

VII

Southeastern

9.4

7.4

7.9

9.2

 

VIII

Southwestern

21.6

18.6

21.2

20.8

 
  V + VI + VII + VIII 83.4 69.3 76.6 80.9  
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IX

Interior Basins

4.3

10.4

9.9

4.6

 
 

National total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

 
Source: Adapted from Ministry of Water Resources and Electric Power (1997): Use of Water Resources in China. Beijing (cited in: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP): Study on Assessment of Water Resources of Member Countries and Demand by User Sectors: China - Water Resources and Their Use. New York, 1997.
Note: For a definition of the river basins, see: Main Rivers and River Basins in China.
 
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Revision 2.0 (First revision published in 1999)  - Copyright 2011 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved. (First revision: Copyright 1999 by IIASA.)