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China's largest freshwater lake shrinks due to severe drought

01-05-2012 21:46 BJT

People walk on the dried lakebed of Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 5,
2012. The surface area of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, has shrunk to less
200 square-kilometers. And the water level at Xingzi station, a hydrology mark, dropped to
7.86 meters. Poyang Lake is fed by five rivers in the province and empties into the
nation's longest river, the Yangtze. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2012 shows the dried lakebed of
Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province. The
surface area of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater
lake, has shrunk to less 200 square-kilometers. And the
water level at Xingzi station, a hydrology mark,
dropped to 7.86 meters. Poyang Lake is fed by five
rivers in the province and empties into the nation's
longest river, the Yangtze. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

 


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