Daye Lake, located in the southeast of Daye city in Huangshi, central China’s Hubei province, is originally called Gold Lake due to a great deal of gold ore under and surround the lake.
It stretches across Daye city, Yangxin county, Xisai Mountain and development zone, flows from west to east and joins the Yangtze River at Sigu Dam. With a lake shoreline of 139.8 km, the lake surface covers 65 square kilometers.
In the ancient times, Daye Lake was an interior river flowing eastwards. It develops into a long and narrow lake due to the silt-up channel and expanded riverbed.(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)