Recently Ministry of Ecological Environment issued the publicity of the first batch of the 100 most beautiful water stations in China, including Luxikou water station of Lushui River in Xianning.
National surface water quality automatic monitoring station (hereinafter referred to as water station) is an important foundation to monitor current situation of surface water quality and early warn potential environmental risk, an important support to assess water pollution control efficiency and win tough fight of water pollution control, and an important platform to serve the public through monitoring. At the beginning of this year, Ministry of Ecological Environment held the selection of the first batch of the “most beautiful water stations” in order to further improve national surface water environment monitoring network construction level and public service function and enrich and expand cultural attribute of water stations.
After expert review and online voting organized by Ministry of Ecological Environment, six water stations at Yangtze River basin in Hubei province stand out from others, including Zhanghe reservoir center water station in Jingmen Zhanghe reservoir, Fuchi sluice water station in Fushui River (Huangshi), Geheyan reservoir Bashang water station in Yichang Geheyan reservoir, Luxikou water station in Lushui River (Xianning), Chenjiapo water station in Han River (Shiyan), and Yangjiadang water station in Songzi River (Jingzhou).
Lushui River, the fourth largest tributary of Yangtze River in Hubei province, gets its name for Lu Xun, a famous general of Kingdom of Wu in the Three Kingdoms period, had garrison troops open up wasteland and grow food grain here. Luxikou water station is located at 6 km away upper reaches of Yangtze River estuary of Lushui River. It began networking trial run in December 2017, equipped with such 9 monitoring indexes as water temperature, DO, pH, turbidity, conductivity, permanganate index, ammonia nitrogen, total nitrogen, and total phosphorus. The exterior of the station house sets unified sign, brief introduction board, and LOGO, as well as system chart, drainage basin phenogram, and operation and maintenance management system diagram, etc inside it. (By Pang Yun/Xianning Daily)