A scene with “water highways” near CRT trains passing through building
Several "water highways" emerge from Jialing River
Rocks attached to shells alongside the river
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Rare landscapes appear in the Yangtze River and Jialing River since they entered dry season. Near the CRT Liziba Station, many man-made buildings similar to dams also emerge from the river from Liziba to the bank of Jialing River that lies in the area of Hualongqiao, making it unique scenery on the river and echoing the rail transit train which is through the residential buildings on the bank.
These dams are commonly known as Longgang, aiming to block the water and lead the water to the main channel, in order to increase the navigable depth of the main channel, which will benefit sailing. With the advent of the dry season, many "water highways" are built on the Yangtze River and Jialing River.
On the evening of the 12th, a reporter from Chongqing Evening News entered the Riverside Promenade through the avenue in Liziba Observation Deck that led to Liziba Anti-Japanese War Ruins Park. Standing on the promenade, you could see the "water highway" that was about 3 meters wide and 1 meter high by the river bank. And there were many people walking on it. Under the afterglow of the setting sun, the river was sparkling, and when the speedboat crossed the river, there were layers of white waves rose.
The reporter walked along the riverside promenade and saw that there were about three such "water highways" emerging from Liziba park to Jiahua bridge and even Hongyan village. Mr. Cheng Huidong, who was walking along the riverside, had lived nearby for many years. He said that the main function of these dams was to block the water from flowing back when the water level of the river was low, and they would be exposed during the dry season. The establishment of these dams should be for decades. There were also such dams in the area of Yangtze River, such as the Yabadong Dock in the Nan’an and the Jiudukou Dock in Jiulongpo district. (Translated by Zeng Chenxi, Fathom Language Limited)