Arakawa River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsArakawa River
A bend in the Arakawa River
|Main source||Mount Kobushi (甲武信ヶ岳)
2,475 m (8,120 ft)
|River mouth||Tokyo Bay|
|Length||173 km (107 mi)|
Attempts to control flooding of the Arakawa River have been made since the area that is now Tokyo became the de facto capital of Japan during the Edo period.
Following a major flood in 1910 that damaged a large part of central Tokyo, a 22-kilometre (14 mi) long drainage canal was constructed between 1911 and 1924.
In 1996 an agreement was signed to make it a "sister river" of the Potomac River in the eastern United States.
This river is also depicted in many anime such as: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
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