Wang River

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Wang River
Sonnenaufgang am Fluß in Lampang (Thailand).jpg
Wang River in Lampang town
Native nameแม่น้ำวัง
Location
CountryThailand
StateChiang Rai Province, Lampang Province
RegionTak Province
CityLampang
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationPhi Pan Nam Range, Phan District, Chiang Rai Province
 ⁃ coordinates19°09′45″N 101°13′45″E / 19.16250°N 101.22917°E / 19.16250; 101.22917
MouthPing River
 ⁃ location
West of Mae Salit, Ban Tak District, Tak Province
 ⁃ coordinates
17°7′23″N 99°3′37″E / 17.12306°N 99.06028°E / 17.12306; 99.06028Coordinates: 17°7′23″N 99°3′37″E / 17.12306°N 99.06028°E / 17.12306; 99.06028
 ⁃ elevation
128 m (420 ft)
Length392 km (244 mi)
Basin size10,794 km2 (4,168 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationSam Ngao District
 ⁃ average52 m3/s (1,800 cu ft/s)
 ⁃ minimum0 m3/s (0 cu ft/s)
 ⁃ maximum1,100 m3/s (39,000 cu ft/s)
Map of the Chao Phraya River drainage basin showing the Wang River

The Wang River (Thai: แม่น้ำวัง, RTGSMaenam Wang, pronounced [mɛ̂ː.náːm wāŋ]) is a river in northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

The Wang River is 335 kilometres (208 mi) long, its waters flow from north to south. The Wang River has its source in the Phi Pan Nam Range in Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai Province. One of the principal settlements along the river is Lampang, which is on the north bank of a curve in the river. From Lampang, the river flows southwards passing by Thoen into Tak Province, it joins the Ping River near Mae Salit, Ban Tak District, north of the town of Tak. The Ping River is a tributary of the Chao Phraya River.

Tributaries[edit]

Tributaries of the Wang include the Mo, Tui, Chang, and Soi Rivers

Wang basin[edit]

The Wang basin is part of the Greater Ping Basin and the Chao Phraya Watershed; the total land area drained by the Wang River and its tributaries is 10,792 square kilometres (4,167 sq mi).[1]

Kiu Lom Dam (เขื่อนกิ่วลม) is on the Wang River about 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Lampang town.[2]

Wang River valley, Chae Hom District, with the mountains of the Phi Pan Nam Range in the distance, as seen from Rte 1252 in the mountains of the Khun Tan Range

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basins of Thailand[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Kiu Lom Dam". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2012-02-05.