The narrowest River in the world - the Murai River
The narrowest River in the world, the Murai River, is located in the Keshketeng Banner of Inner Mongolia. It originates from Lake Dorennol. It is not very large. It is only 2.2 square kilometers. It is famous for its rich carp, also known as "carp bubbles".
The river is 17 kilometers long. The water is smooth and clear. It is like a long snake that can't see its head and tail. It is hidden in the grass. The water flow is less than 1 cubic meter per second. It can hardly be seen without notice. The average depth of the river is about 50 centimeters, usually about 20-30 centimeters. You can touch it with one arm. The river is generally only a dozen centimeters wide. It is narrower in the upper and middle reaches of the river. The narrowest place is only 4 centimeters. A book can be used as a bridge. Therefore, the local people call it the "Shuqiao River" and the Mongolian herdsmen call it the "Kuanlai River" ("Kuanlai" is Mongolian, which means "voice eye" in Chinese). It means it's as thin as a voice and eyes.
Why call it a "river" instead of a "brook" when the consumed river is so thin? Originally, the river course and flow of this pocket River are very stable. There are river-type wetlands, wide river floodplains, perfect river floodplains meadows and Oxbow lakes on both sides of the river. All the characteristics of natural rivers can be found in the Kuanlai River.