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Tama River, in a Landsat photo of the Tokyo area

The Tama River (多摩川, たまがわ, tama-gawa) is a major river in and near Tokyo in Honshu, Japan. Its source is at Mt. Kasadori in Enzan in Yamanashi Prefecture. From there, it flows eastward into Tokyo, where it forms Lake Okutama above the Ogōchi Dam. From there, it takes the name Tama, then flows southward toward Tokyo Bay. Along part of its path, it forms the boundary between Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. Its mouth is at the boundary between Ota-ku in Tokyo and the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa. The Japanese government classifies it as a first-class river.

Also called

  • Ichinose-gawa (Ichinose River) - its upper stream
  • Taba-gawa (Taba River) - its upper stream
  • Rokugo-gawa (Rokugo River) - near its mouth

Man-made lakes

  • Lake Okutama
  • Shiromaru Lake

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The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News (571 words)
The is a major river in Yamanashi, Kanagawa and Tokyo Prefectures on Honshū, Japan.
Tama River is very prone to flooding, and has wreaked havoc on surrounding areas throughout history.
The open expanse between the levees and the river in the middle is covered in grass and shrubbery, forming a much-needed belt of greenery and wide open space which is used as playing fields in many places.
History of Tama County Chaper II (1755 words)
History of Tama County Chaper II Nowhere in the great State of Iowa is Tama county surpassed for its beautiful scenery; its rolling prairies interspersed and diversified with natural and domestic groves; its meandering streams and its carpet of flowers and verdure.
Tama county lies nearly in the center of the State, being five counties from the east, north, and south State lines and seven from the west.
So small a portion of Tama county is occupied by the coal measures that it is scarcely worth while to mention it, though coal deposits have been found in the northern part of the county, and it is not improbable that other discoveries of it may yet be made in other portions.
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