Sanmenxia Dam Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 19,544 ha

Site description
Located in Sanmenxia City, north-west Henan Province. In winter, when the reservoir is storing water, it may extend for 100 km in length and be 5 km wide and the water can be up to 324 m in depth. In summer and autumn, when the water is released from the reservoir, it has a maximum width of 4 km and the shallow areas will be exposed.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sanmenxia Dam Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.