1 History 2 Characteristics 3 In popular culture 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links
The Rimjin River was the site of two major battles: The Battle of the
Ferry across the
The active channel of the Rimjin River utilizes only about 150 to 200
feet of the 1,200-foot (370 m) width of the dry riverbed that it
runs through, which is bordered by almost vertical rock cliffs
standing approximately 75 feet (23 m) above the mean low water
level. It gives no indication in normal times of the tremendous power
it develops when in flood. During the Korean rainy season of July and
August, the Imjin becomes a raging torrent, largely confined by its
steep rocky banks. Fed by its larger tributaries and many small
mountain streams, it reaches flood heights of 48 feet (15 m)
above mean water level and a velocity of 15 to 20 feet per second
(6 m/s). The rapid runoff of approximately 95 percent of
precipitation during heavy general rains has caused the Imjin, on
occasion, to rise at a rate of more than six feet per hour.
During the severe Korean winter, icy winds sweep down the Imjin; the
sub-zero temperatures cause thick ice to form on the river.
Fluctuations in the level of the river, particularly tidal action in
the lower reaches, break up this ice, and large amounts of floe ice
pile up against any obstacle in the channel.
The Imjin has been nicknamed by many in
Hantan River Han River Rivers of Korea Hwanggang Dam
^ Turyu Mountain (1,323m, Chosŏn'gŭl: 두류산; Hancha: 頭流山; MR: Turyu'san)
^ a b 2013년 한국하천일람 [List of Rivers of South Korea, 2013] (PDF) (in Korean). Han River Flood Control Office, Republic of Korea. 31 December 2012. pp. 112–113. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2014. ^ Seven Famous Spots, Yeoncheon County. ^ Hooker, Richard. MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors (M*A*S*H) (First ed.). UK: Hatchett Books. p. 9. ISBN 1780228880. ^ A song to Imjin River, 7 June 2012 ^ Imjin River: River where tears of the Koreans flow, 11 March 2014
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Coordinates: 37°47′N 126°40′E / 37.783°N 126.667°E