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China's largest desert lake shrinking

09-28-2011 09:09 BJT

Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's
Shaanx province, Sept 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change
and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more
than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by
20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8.
[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Sept 24, 2011 shows tourists beside China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao
in Yulin, north China's Shaanx province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Sept 24, 2011 shows villagers herd cattle on the riverbed of China's largest
desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Sept 24, 2011 shows the bank of China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in
Yulin, north China's Shaanx province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Sept 24, 2011 shows Liujia and her brother, villagers living around China's
largest desert lake Hongjiannao, in Yulin, north China's Shaanx province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Sept 24, 2011 shows villager Wang Lanying herd cattle on the riverbed of
China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx province.
[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Sept 24, 2011 shows birds in China's largest desert
lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx province. [Photo/
Xinhua]

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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