China has just unveiled a man-made waterfall in the city of Kunming in Yunnan province. The structure took about three years to construct and spans about 1,300ft wide with a beautiful skyline of Kunming as a backdrop. The project was about 1.1 billion yuan (roughly 170 million US dollars) to build and features a small park with viewing areas that are free to the public.
(Image [Source: Xinhua/Lin Yiguang]
The man-made waterfall was designed to divert water from the Niulan River into Dianchi Lake, making a title as the biggest freshwater lake in Yunnan while pumping out about 10.6 million cubic feet of fresh water into the lake. The runoff will not only function to reduce flooding in the Niulan River but double as a water reserve for emergencies.