Thanlwin River
The Salween (Burmese: Thanlwin, IPA: [θàɴlwɪ̀ɴ mjɪʔ]; Mon: သာန်လာန်, [san lon]; Tibetan: རྒྱལ་མོ་རྔུལ་ཆུ།, Wylie: rGyl mo rNGul chu; Chinese: 怒江; pinyin: Nù Jiāng; Shan: Nam Kong (Kong River); Thai: แม่น้ำสาละวิน, IPA: [mɛ̂ː náːm sǎːla.win]; also spelled Salwine; Salawin, Thai; Gyalmo Ngulchu, Nu Jiang--which means "Angry River" in Chinese (The river is actually named after the Nu tribe that lives in the area but Chinese having no phonetic script had to use a character with a similar sound as Nu and that happens to be the character for rage), is a river, about 2,815 kilometres (1,749 mi) long, that flows from the Tibetan Plateau into the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia. It drains a narrow and mountainous watershed of 324,000 square kilometres (125,000 sq mi) that extends into the countries of China, Burma and Thailand. Steep canyon walls line the swift, powerful and undammed Salween, one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the world. Its extensive drainage basin supports a biodiversity comparable with the Mekong and is home to about 7 million people. In 2003, key parts of the mid-region watershed of the river were included within the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The people who live on the Salween are relatively isolated from the rest of the world. The river is only navigable up to 90 kilometres (56 mi) from the mouth, and only in the rainy season.
The Burma Road was constructed between 1937 and 1938 during the Second Sino-Japanese War and crossed the river at the Huitong bridge. The Huitong bridge was blown by the retreating Chinese army and the river became the frontline from 1942 to 1944. The Salween Campaign of World War II, was launched in order to liberate occupied China and open the Burma Road again and connect it to the Ledo Road.
Logging began on the mountains surrounding the Salween in the late 20th century, and has damaged the river's ecology. In recent years, there have been a number of proposals to dam the Salween river in China, prompting environmental concerns and fierce opposition. Construction of at least one dam on a tributary of the Salween are currently underway in China's Yunnan province, and more are expected to follow.

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The Thanlwin River will soon lose its status as a dam-free waterway as six hydropower projects have been approved for it, Deputy Minister of Electrical Power Myint Zaw told Parliament yesterday. The projects will span Shan, Kayar and Karen states and generate a combined 15,000 megawatts of power when completed, he said.
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NAY PYI TAW, 17 Aug-According to the 12.30 hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Thanlwin River at Hpa-an 782 cm has exceeded by 32 cm (about one foot) above its danger level. It may decline its danger level 750 cm during the next 48 hours. The water level of Shwegyin River at Shwegyin 718 cm has exceeded by 18 cm (about 0.6 foot) above its danger level. It may decline its danger level 700 cm during the next 24 hours.
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Thanlwin Bridge (Mawlamyaing) is the longest bridge in Burma,[1] and connects the city of Mawlamyaing with Mottama. Constructed at the confluence of the Thanlwin River, the Gyaing River and the Attayan River in Mon State, the bridge has a two-mile (3 km)-long motor road and four-mile (6 km)-long railroad as well as pedestrian lanes.[1] The approach structure of the rail bridge on Mawlamyaing bank is 1.22 miles (1,960 m) long, and on Mottama bank is 1.42 miles (2,290 m) long. The total length of the rail bridge is 4.75 miles (7,640 m) long.[2] The bridge was designed and built by Ministry of Construction.[1]
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