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Chongqing's barrier lake almost cleared

07-26-2010 13:40 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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More than a week has passed since rain-triggered landslides in southwest China blocked a river, creating a barrier lake in Chongqing Municipality. As work continues to unblock the river, new challenges have arisen.

After days of demolition work, rescue teams removed much of the debris, to let the blocked Luojiang River flow again. The water level of the barrier lake in Chengkou County is slowly falling down to less than one meter deep.

But on Saturday morning, the flow of the river suddenly slowed down.

Rescuers found that the cleared section of river was again filled by rubble.

The site was close to the mountain. If detonated, residents living on the mountain would be in danger, with more landslides likely being triggered.

Zhou Lin, captain of Armed Police,said, "We are now transferring the debris to the lower reach to keep the flow of the river. The water level is expected to lower to the bottom tonight."

While the water level keeps falling, some local residents returned to clean their houses. But they are not allowed to remain at their homes until officials confirm the dangers have been cleared.

Meanwhile, disease prevention and disinfection work in the flooded area is underway. So far, no reports of epidemics have been reported in the affected region.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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