The Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) said on Tuesday that frequent
floods are expected in China's rivers and lakes in July and August due
to heavy rainfall, and they urged high vigilance.
Wang Zhangli, an MWR official, said rainstorms had been frequent this year, especially in June.
"Since the beginning of June, 250 rivers across the country have seen
floods above warning levels, accounting for 92 percent of all the
rivers with water above warning levels. They are mainly in the regions
of Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Sichuan,
Chongqing, and Anhui," he said.
According to a joint forecast by MWR and meteorological agencies,
parts of the Yellow River, the Haihe River, the Pearl River as well as
the Songhuajiang River, the Liaohe River and the Dongting Lake water
system, in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, will see big floods
Wang said the MWR will work closely with other departments to ensure people's safety.
As of Tuesday, the National Meteorological Center has issued alerts for rainstorms for 29 consecutive days.