NGA Tearline: North Korea's Hwangju-Kindung Waterway Project

In partnership with Stimson/38 North

The Hwangju-Kindung Waterway was officially declared operational in December 2023. This new gravity-fed waterway system aims to provide a constant, uninterrupted water supply to the Hwangju-Kindung Plain for crop irrigation. It will reduce the region's dependence on electrical pump stations that require constant electricity supply. Whether the new waterway will work as designed remains to be seen, as the system has yet to be tested during the extremes of the country's wet and dry seasons.

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