Located in central Hubei, Zhanghe Reservoir is 18 km away from the urban area of Jingmen city. It started construction in July 1958 and finished in 1966.
The reservoir has a control catchment area of 2,212 square kilometers, accounting for 74.5% of the drainage area of Zhang River.
As a famous artificial reservoir in China, Zhanghe Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the charge of Hubei province and one of the nine large-scale reservoir irrigated areas covering more than 2 million mu in China. It is also an important commodity grain base in Hubei.(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)