|Location||China (mainland), Henan|
|Central coordinates||111o 8.00' East 34o 45.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||350 - 450m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in Sanmenxia City, north-west Henan Province. In winter, when the reservoir is storing water, it may extend for 100 km in length and be 5 km wide and the water can be up to 324 m in depth. In summer and autumn, when the water is released from the reservoir, it has a maximum width of 4 km and the shallow areas will be exposed.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Baikal Teal Anas formosa||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Common Pochard Aythya ferina||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Henan Yellow River Wetland||National Nature Reserve||68,000||protected area contains site||19,544|
|Sanmenxia Dam||Nature Reserve||19,544||is identical to site||19,544|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||-|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response Established as a provincial-level nature reserve (19,544 ha) in 1995, the IBA is within Henan Yellow River Wetland National Nature Reserve (68,000 ha) which was established in 2003.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sanmenxia Dam Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2013
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