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Dam on Huaihe River faces tough test

07-23-2010 16:40 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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The Wangjiaba Dam on the Huaihe River's main channel in Anhui province has experienced its first flood peak this year. For more than 2 days, the water level is still 80 centimeters above the warning level.

The local government has stepped up flood control efforts. It has allocated life jackets and speed boats to the area. Hundreds of soldiers have been dispatched to fight the floods.

According to weather forecasts, there will be more rain at the upper reaches of the Huaihe River, adding more challenges for flood control work in Wangjiaba.

So far, no dangers have been found. Local authorities are constantly monitoring the region to ensure the safety of residents.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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