The Huaihe River Commission of the
Ministry of Water Resources on Monday raised the emergency response for
flood control to Level I, the highest of the four-tier emergency
response system, due to the grim flood situation.
water level at the Wangjiaba hydrological station on the main course of
the Huaihe River rose to 29.66 meters by 6:36 a.m. Monday, exceeding
the guaranteed level of 29.3 meters, according to the commission located
in the city of Bengbu, east China's Anhui Province.
guaranteed water level refers to the upper limit of the water level
that ensures the safety of the embankments and affiliated projects.
1,000-km-long Huaihe River is one of China's major waterways, running
through the east of the country between the Yangtze and Yellow rivers.
main course of the Huaihe River is facing rising flood risks, as heavy
rain is forecast in the region over the next three days, the Ministry of
Emergency Management warned Sunday.
will pose a threat to parts of Shanxi, Henan, Shandong, Anhui and
Jiangsu provinces, while mountain torrents will likely hit parts of
Sichuan and Guizhou provinces, as well as Chongqing Municipality, it