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Severe drought plagues SW China's Guizhou

08-03-2011 08:08 BJT Special Report:Floods and Droughts of Summer 2011 |

An aged woman squats on the dry ground of a reservoir in Nanqiao
Village of Shiqian County, southwest China's Guizhou Province,
Aug. 2, 2011. The severest drought in 52 years in Shiqian has
left 146,000 people and 51,000 livestocks in short of drinking
water, affected 16,000 hectares of farm field and caused direct
economic losses of 110 million yuan (about 17 million U.S. dollars).
A third-level emergency response plan was initiated Monday afternoon
to cope with the drought in Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

 

An aged woman squats on the dry ground of a reservoir in Nanqiao Village of Shiqian County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 2, 2011. The severest drought in 52 years in Shiqian has left 146,000 people and 51,000 livestocks in short of drinking water, affected 16,000 hectares of farm field and caused direct economic losses of 110 million yuan (about 17 million U.S. dollars). A third-level emergency response plan was initiated Monday afternoon to cope with the drought in Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

 

Villagers dredge silt at a water source in Beiping Village of Shiqian County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 2, 2011. The severest drought in 52 years in Shiqian has left 146,000 people and 51,000 livestocks in short of drinking water, affected 16,000 hectares of farm field and caused direct economic losses of 110 million yuan (about 17 million U.S. dollars). A third-level emergency response plan was initiated Monday afternoon to cope with the drought in Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

 

Two villagers walk on the dry ground of a reservoir in Nanqiao Village of Shiqian County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 2, 2011. The severest drought in 52 years in Shiqian has left 146,000 people and 51,000 livestocks in short of drinking water, affected 16,000 hectares of farm field and caused direct economic losses of 110 million yuan (about 17 million U.S. dollars). A third-level emergency response plan was initiated Monday afternoon to cope with the drought in Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

 

A villager of ethnic minority carries drinking water, sent by firefighters, to her home at Gaopai village of Danzhai county, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 1, 2011. The severe drought in Guizhou, which started in June, left 1.82 million people in short of drinking water, affected 550,200 hectares of farm field and caused direct economic losses of 1.82 billion yuan (283 million U.S. dollars). (Xinhua/Huang Xiaohai)

 

Local villagers queue up for drinking water sent by firefighters at Gaopai village of Danzhai county, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 1, 2011. The severe drought in Guizhou, which started in June, left 1.82 million people in short of drinking water, affected 550,200 hectares of farm field and caused direct economic losses of 1.82 billion yuan (283 million U.S. dollars). (Xinhua/Huang Xiaohai)

 

Local villagers queue up for drinking water sent by firefighters at Gaopai village of Danzhai county, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 1, 2011. The severe drought in Guizhou, which started in June, left 1.82 million people in short of drinking water, affected 550,200 hectares of farm field and caused direct economic losses of 1.82 billion yuan (283 million U.S. dollars). (Xinhua/Huang Xiaohai)

 

Villagers irrigate the farmland in Yinjiang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County in Tongren Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, August 1, 2011. The severe drought in Guizhou, caused by low level of rainfall and heat, affected more than 8 million people in 37 regions here. China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and National Disaster Reduction Committee launch the national fourth level disaster alert to assist disaster relief work. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaolan)

 

A villager irrigates the farmland in Yinjiang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County in Tongren Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, August 1, 2011. The severe drought in Guizhou, caused by low level of rainfall and heat, affected more than 8 million people in 37 regions here. China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and National Disaster Reduction Committee launch the national fourth level disaster alert to assist disaster relief work. (Xinhua/Chen Xiaolan)

 

Villagers pump the underground water for field in Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, August 1, 2011. The severe drought in Guizhou, caused by low level of rainfall and heat, affected more than 8 million people in 37 regions here. China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and National Disaster Reduction Committee launch the national fourth level disaster alert to assist disaster relief work. (Xinhua/Wu Rubo)

 

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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