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Flooding along Yangtze River eases temporarily

07-25-2010 11:55 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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China's flood control authority says flooding along the Yangtze River has eased temporarily, with the Three Gorges Dam also seeing water levels fall slightly from its crest stage.

Data showed that water levels at the dam on Saturday was 0.32 meters lower than its highest level on Friday morning. But officials warn that it's still more than 13 meters above the alarm level and is expected to increase again due to rainfall and water inflows from tributaries in the upper reaches of the Yangtze.

Flood authorities also warned that water levels at the dam are likely to exceed historic highs, if it rises again. This year's flood season has left 742 people dead and 367 missing as of Friday.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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