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The largest flood peak this year has smoothly passed the upper reaches of the Yangtze River after being controlled with the Three Gorges Dam. But as rain continues to hit the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, many of the Yangtze's tributaries including the Jialing, Minjiang, and Tuojiang rivers in southwest China are still above warning levels.
In the Yangtze's middle reaches of Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, water levels remain above the danger warning. The water level of Dongting, Poyang and Tai Lakes have also surpassed warning levels.
|Flood waters are sluiced with the water outflux monitored at 40,000 cubic meters |
per second at Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, July 20,
2010. China's Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze River stood its biggest
flood-control test at 8 a.m. Tuesday since completion, as the flow on the river's
upper reaches topped 70,000 cubic meters a second. All ferry services were halted
at the Three Gorges Dam on Monday, and would be resumed after the influx decreased
to 45,000 cubic meters per second. (Xinhua/Xia Lin)