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Drought shrinks water area of East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve by 85%

06-03-2011 11:10 BJT Special Report:Severe Drought Hits South China |

Birds fly over the wetland in the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang
City of central China's Hunan Province, June 2, 2011. A long-lasting drought has shrunk the
central water area of the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve by 85 percent,
threatening the biological diversity in the reserve, according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Birds rest on a small island in a lake in the wetland of the East Dongting Lake National
Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan Province, June 1, 2011. A long-
lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting Lake National Nature
Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological diversity in the reserve, according to
officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Photo taken on June 1, 2011 shows a marsh which has almost dried up due to drought in the
East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan
Province. A long-lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting
Lake National Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological diversity in the
reserve, according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Cattle feed on grass on the wetland which has dried up due to drought in the East Dongting
Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan Province, June 1,
2011. A long-lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting Lake
National Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological diversity in the reserve,
according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Photo taken on June 1, 2011 shows a marsh which has almost dried up due to drought in the
East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan
Province. A long-lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting
Lake National Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological diversity in the
reserve, according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

A boat gets stranded on the wetland which has dried up due to drought in the East Dongting
Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan Province, June 1,
2011. A long-lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting Lake
National Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological diversity in the reserve,
according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Photo taken on June 1, 2011 shows a marsh which has almost dried
up due to drought in the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve
in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan Province. A long-lasting
drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting Lake
National Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological
diversity in the reserve, according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Photo taken on June 1, 2011, shows a dead fish in the crack in the wetland which has dried
up due to drought in the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of
central China's Hunan Province. A long-lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of
the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological
diversity in the reserve, according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Photo taken on June 1, 2011, shows the wetland which has almost dried up due to drought in
the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan
Province. A long-lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting
Lake National Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological diversity in the
reserve, according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

Photo taken on June 2, 2011 shows the wetland which has dried up due to drought in the East
Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve in Yueyang City of central China's Hunan Province. A
long-lasting drought has shrunk the central water area of the East Dongting Lake National
Nature Reserve by 85 percent, threatening the biological diversity in the reserve,
according to officials. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

 

 

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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