Hukou Waterfall runs clear and superfast

By Sun Ruisheng in Taiyuan and Zhou Huiying in Harbin (

Updated: 2020-06-01

[Video by Lyu Guiming for]

Hukou Waterfall in Jixian county, Shanxi province, has made the best of the sedimentation and decreasing volume in the Yellow River. Now, crystal clear rushing water is part of a spectacular new landscape for breathless tourists.

As the river's width suddenly drops from more than 200 meters to about 30 meters, the main channel can rush as fast as 300 cubic meters per second and the waterfall, normally yellow during high water, changes to crystal clear.

Located on the border of Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, the Hukou Waterfall is the second-largest falls in China and the largest on the Yellow River.

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