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China's Sichuan Province suffers serious drought

02-22-2012 09:23 BJT

A continuing drought in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province is causing serious water shortages for about 17,000 people. For Panzhihua City scarce rainfall since last winter has caused many reservoirs and ponds to dry -- leaving little water for drinking and irrigation.

In west Panzhihua’s Zhu Linpo Village water has been restricted for eight months with their only source coming from a neighboring village. They could access fresh water with a 300-meter-deep well but do not have the needed funds for such construction.

In the town of Hong'ge the drought has withered most crops leaving farmers no choice but to leave town in search of work. The local government has built a 30,000-cubic meter reservoir to channel water from the mountains but this has offered only limited relief.

A continuing drought in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province is causing serious water shortages for about 17,000 people. For Panzhihua City scarce rainfall since last winter has caused many reservoirs and ponds to dry -- leaving little water for drinking and irrigation.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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