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Three Gorges reservoir water released for drought

05-29-2011 13:21 BJT Special Report:Severe Drought Hits South China |

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Water has been released from the Three Gorges reservoir to help with China's worst drought in 50 years.

35 million people have been affected by the big thirst, according to China's Ministry of Civil Affairs. 4 million of that cannot access safe drinking water.

Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces have suffered the most due to the lack of rain.

So far, nearly 19 billion cubic meters of water has been drained from the reservoir in a bid to quench demand, substantially lowering water levels.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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