Wetland formed from two significant developments by accident
According to the locals, Kaomei Wetland is a beautiful mistake. Two leading cause made Kaomei Wetland. One is, in the 55 th year of the Republic Era, the US army built a rock fill embankment, extended towards the offshore, which served as pipelines during the Vietnam War. The fuels, transported from the oil tankers offshore to the pump station located at North Kaomei, and then to Dayang Fuel Depot on Aofong Hill, were for the Military Aircraft at Taichung International Airport (previously known as Ching Chuan Kang Airport). The other is, in the 62 nd year of the Republic Era, the building of the Port of Taichung. Preventing the Dajia River sediments from depositing into the Port, the North Embankment of Taichung Port was built, which is the Kaomei Wetland, known as Taichung Port Sandspit. These two major developments caused the disappearance of the old Kaomei Beach and sedimentation.