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China's NE border river basins receive record rainfall

08-04-2010 15:15 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

CHANGCHUN, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's border rivers with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Russia have received record-high rainfall, and more rains forecast would worsen the flooding, the weather bureau in northeast Jilin Province said Wednesday.

The Yalu and Tumen rivers have received the highest precipitation in local meteorological history, reaching 256.5 millimeters and 147 millimeters, respectively, in the past two weeks. The figures were 213 and 230 percent more, respectively, than normal years, said the weather station.

More rains would further inundate the river basins over the next two days.

Floods since July 20 have left 74 people dead and 71 missing in Jilin. Torrential rains have disrupted the lives of nearly 4.6 million people in the province, forcing the evacuation of more than 784,000 people.

The agricultural production base has also seen over 1.25 million hectares of farmland flooded.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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