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Dongting

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Tungting

(both: do͝ong`tĭng`), shallow lake, Hunan prov., SE China; one of China's largest lakes. It is fed by the Yuan, Zi, Xiang, and many smaller rivers; a canal connects it with the Chang River. Depending on the season, the Dongting varies in size from 1,400 to 4,000 sq mi (3,626–10,360 sq km). It attains its maximum extent during the period of heavy summer rains, when the lake receives the overflow from the Chang, which it serves as a natural reservoir. The heavily populated lake basin is one of China's leading rice-producing regions; tea is also an important crop.

Dongting

, Tungting, Tung-t'ing
a lake in S China, in NE Hunan province: main outlet flows to the Yangtze; rice-growing in winter. Area: (in winter) 3900 sq. km (1500 sq. miles)
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In order to establish a laboratory population, over 100 voles were captured from Dongting Lake beaches in 2009.
Description : to secure the conservation of biodiversity of global importance in the Dongting Lake through strengthening existing management efforts and the promotion of the Wetland s long-term sustainable development.
This time, the company has constructed a 30-storey, 17,000m 2 hotel tower on the shores of the Dongting Lake in China's Hunan Province in just 15 days.
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