Cengwen Reservoir is Taiwan’s biggest reservoir and manmade lake. Found in the Cengwen River’s upper reaches, it forms part of the Siraya National Scenic Area, together with the reservoirs Jianshanpi, Baihe, Hutoupi, and Wushantou. The Siraya National Scenic Area has both mountains and plains and many interconnected rivers and streams. The reservoir itself lies near the border of Chiayi County and Tainan.
The reservoir was built mainly to control the river in order to increase the water supply in Chiayi County. Before it was built, Chiayi [Read more…]