Yellow River

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Yellow River

A river of northern China rising in the Kunlun Mountains and flowing about 5,400 km (3,350 mi) generally eastward to the Bohai Sea. It is named for the vast quantities of yellow silt it carries to its delta. The river is sometimes called "China's Sorrow" because of the devastating floods that once occurred regularly in its lower course. Yellow River is the translation of Huang He, its Chinese name.
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Yellow River

(Placename) the second longest river in China, rising in SE Qinghai and flowing east, south, and east again to the Gulf of Bohai south of Tianjin; it has changed its course several times in recorded history. Length: about 4350 km (2700 miles). Chinese name: Hwang Ho
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Huang He

(ˈʰwɑŋ ˈhœ)

also Hwang Ho

a river flowing from W China into the Gulf of Bohai. 2800 mi. (4510 km) long.
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Noun1.Yellow River - a major river of Asia in northern ChinaYellow River - a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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I've seen the Black Sea and the Red Sea; I rounded the Isle of Wight; I discovered the Yellow River, And the Orange too by night.
The mountain was travelled now; there in front of him lay the yellow river foaming in its flood, so he had swum it before when he went to see the dead.
Whenever Tess lifted her head she beheld always the great upgrown straw-stack, with the men in shirt-sleeves upon it, against the gray north sky; in front of it the long red elevator like a Jacob's ladder, on which a perpetual stream of threshed straw ascended, a yellow river running uphill, and spouting out on the top of the rick.
Flood warnings have been issued for eastern sections of the Yangtze River and the Yellow River until Wednesday.
Each year, the Yellow river used to carry an annual sediment load of approximately 182 million cubic metres.
Named after an archaeological site discovered in 1951 in Zhengzhou, China, the Erligang civilization arose in the Yellow River Valley around the middle of the second millennium BCE.
Chinese Yangtze River leads with 1.467 million tonnes while Pakistan's Indus River is at second place with 164,332 tonnes and Chinese Yellow River is at third place with 124,249 tonnes.
Cities, regions, and rivers discussed include the Delhi Triangle, the Lower Yellow River floodplain, Allahabad in India, the Los Angeles River, New Orleans, the Yamuna River, Vienna, Pittsburgh, and Dutch river cities.
With a population of 2.12 million, it is the largest city on the upper reaches of the Yellow River, accounting for 40 percent of the province's population and of its GDP.
The Yellow River is known for its large sediment discharge and high sediment concentration, and 98% of its sediment originates from the area above the Shaanxian (Tongguan) station on the main channel of the Yellow River.
For example, the design tension stress of the anchor cable is 1,395 MPa for the Yellow River Crossing Tunnel.