Xiaruyue Reservoir

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 267 ha

Site description
Located on the plateau of northern Shanxi, between the Heng Shan, Wutai Shan and Taibai Shan mountains, and 10 km east of Fanshi County town. Xiaruyue reservoir was built in 1973, and is about 6 km long and 1 km wide. It is a “middle-scale” reservoir on the Hutuo He river, part of the Ziya He river system, with a catchment area of 1,356 km2.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xiaruyue Reservoir. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.