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Manas river spills over in Xinjiang

04-02-2011 20:46 BJT

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This week's warmer weather and rising temperatures have caused the Xinjiang's largest melting ice flood in 20 years.

The deluge has been flowing from the Manas River. Thousands of acres of northern farmland have been submerged, with numerous roads cut off. Personnel have been allocated, and measures have been taken to stop the currents, in an effort to minimize the damage to residents and the local economy.

The period from late March to early April generally features a higher number of floods, due to melting ice. More snow was stored up this winter, than in previous years. That stockpile, coupled with soaring thermometer readings, contributed to the deluge.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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