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Severe floods to impact Yangtze river

07-19-2010 08:14 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

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According to the Yangtze River Bureau of Hydrology, a severe flood is forming on the upper reaches of the longest river in China. The Three Gorges Reservoir is also expected to endure the most powerful impact since its completion.

Experts estimated that the flow rate into the Reservoir could reach 53-thousand cubic meters per second early Monday. Locks that enable ships to pass through will be shut down if the flow rate goes beyond 45-thousand cubic meters per second. Experts blame continuos rainfall for the situation.

China's flood control headquarters has urged local governments to step up efforts to fight the floods. The headquarters has allocated 15,000 life jackets to Jiangxi Province and dispatched eight teams to affected areas.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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