Liujiaxia Hydroelectric Station
Liujiaxia Hydroelectric Station is situated in the southwest of Yongjing County, Gansu Province. It is 80 kilometers far from Lanzhou. This Liujiaxia Gorge Hydropower Station was designed and constructed all by Chinese in the first Five Year Plan and completed in 1974.
This is the 7th of hydropower stations in the upper Yellow River in plan. Functions of Liujiaxia Gorge Hydropower Station are various, such as electricity power generating, anti-flood, irrigation, fish-raising, transportation, tourism and so on. People honor this Liujiaxia Gorge Hydropower Station as "a pearl of Yellow River". Electricity more than 5.7 billion kilowatt per hour was sent to Shanxi Province, Gansu Province and Qinghai Province annually.
This magnificent Liujiaxia Gorge Hydropower Station is situated in the highland valley. People honor it as "a pearl on the highland". On the dam of Liujiaxia Reservoir, visitors can take ships to visit the Bingling Grotto, which is situated in the southwest end of the reservoir. This short trip would spend 2 to 3 hours, but if you would like to take the speedboat, 1 and half hour is enough.August and September are the best season for traveling in Liujiaxia Gorge Hydropower Station. Sky is blue, air is fresh and climate is pleasant in this period. West forward flowing of Yellow River is magic scenery in here. Poet says: Water of Yellow River comes from the Heaven.