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Floodwater recedes from Zhouqu County-seat

08-31-2010 08:24 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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In Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, rescue workers have finished draining the stagnant water in a barrier lake by dredging the mudslide-blocked Bailong River. Now work is set to begin on reconstruction work following the disaster.

Water levels have fallen sharply in the Zhouqu county-seat and soldiers are draining low-lying areas.

The water level of the Bailong River has returned to normal since the barrier lake was drained.

Chen Lei, Minister of Water Resources, said, "Monday was is the 23rd day after the mud-slide disaster hit the county. We have finished draining the barrier lake and removing the mud blocking the river. Floodwater has receded from the county-seat. Transporation on the main highway leading to the county has been restored."

About 1.5 million cubic meters of debris had blocked a 1.2 kilometer-long section of the Bailong River, causing the formation of the barrier lake. About one third of the countyseat was innundated by the flooding water.

As the water retreated, workers began spraying the previously-submerged areas with disinfectant and clearing roads in preparation for reconstruction work.

Local authorities say repairing damaged infrastructure and restoring road transporation will be their top priorities.

The government will put in place financial arrangements to help businesses reopen and for the rebuilding of schools and hospitals.

People who have suffered losses will receive allowances from the government and jobs will also be offered to the affected residents.

In Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, rescue workers have finished draining the stagnant water in a barrier lake by dredging the mudslide-blocked Bailong River.
In Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, rescue workers have finished 
draining the stagnant water in a barrier lake by dredging the mudslide-blocked 
Bailong River.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV

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