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The Hukou waterfall on the Huanghe River west of Jixian County, Shanxi, is formed when the river flows to the Hukou Mountains on the Shanxi-Shaanxi border and its 250-meter-wide bed, sandwiched between the canyons on its banks, abruptly narrows into a trough 50 meters wide and 30 meters deep and falls down into a big stone-strewn pool. The section of the river here is like the mouth of a water-flash. Hence the name of the waterfall, which means "Flask Mouth waterfall". The waterfall has a descent of 15-20 meters in the low-water season, but it is scarcely noticeable as a waterfall in the high water season when the waters burst into rapid torrents. The section is rich in hydroelectric power potential. As of 1/15 2002, Hukou Waterfall has become a national geological park under the approval of the Ministry of Land and Resources.

Hukou Waterfall of Yellow River appears on the following banknote(s):
RMB P888 1980 50 Yuan

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