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Flood in Chongqing causes demolition of lake

07-28-2010 08:36 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Last Tuesday, we focused on the flood in Miao-ba-chang, a county in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, that is completely flooded due to a rain triggered landslide. After a week's hard work, the submerged city has finally come out of the water.

After a week's demolition work, the debris from barrier lake has been removed. The flood was leaving the town at a speed of 9.5 cubic meters per hour. By 10 O'clock Monday morning, floodwater had been completely drained from the county. The main task for the rescue team now is to disinfect the county and move residents back to their homes. After all that work is done, rescue teams will participate in consolidation work on the river.

Wang Quan, Military Officer, said, We are going to build a passage here for rescue teams and residents. The continuous rain recently is likely to cause a new landslide, we need to be fully prepared.

Yang Changhua, Rescue Team Official, said, Our focus will be transferred to deepening the river bank, consolidating submerged houses and disinfecting the whole county.

The official says, it will take 5 years to widen and deepen the river. This will prevent debris from blocking the river again.

The whole of Miao-ba-chang county was flooded last week after heavy rain triggered a landslide. Debris from the fallen mountain blocked the Luojiang River, forming a 15 to 20-million-cubic-meter barrier lake which submerged the whole county. 2,100 residents were relocated.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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