E-mail lunthesis@163.com Phone 0551-65179860-203

Reservoirs replenish water supply in section of Yangtze River affected by drought

Pub Date:2022-08-19 08:48 Source:ecns.cn

Reservoirs will continue to replenish the water supply in the section of the Yangtze River affected by drought.

The reservoirs in the upper and middle reaches of China's longest river will discharge 1.48 billion cubic meters of water into the lower reaches, starting from Tuesday, Vice Minister of Water Resources Liu Weiping said on Wednesday.

Since August, reservoirs have replenished 5.3 billion cubic meters of water in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, he said.

Water storage in large and medium-sized reservoirs in the Yangtze River basin is generally stable, and reservoir inflow levels are just 10 percent lower than during the same period last year, he said.

Since July, most areas of the Yangtze River basin have experienced high temperatures, and there has been 45 percent less rainfall than the average over recent years, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.

Drought has affected approximately 830,000 people and 12.32 million mu (821,333 hectares) of farmlands in Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Anhui, according to the ministry. 


Editor:Zheng Chen

Related News
- Anhui takes actions against problems such as excessive pa...    2022-08-18 16:41
- Measures mitigate drought in Yangtze    2022-08-18 09:34
- East China's Anhui mobilizes over 1.21 million people for...    2022-08-18 08:44
- Duration of heat tipped to break record    2022-08-17 09:33
 
photo  >>
Wuhu, Anhui: 100,000 mu of canola flowers blossoming
Guest countries of honor attract visitors at 6th CIIE
Video  >>
【网络中国节·端午】Meet Chinese loong: Dragon Boat Racing with our teammates from around the world龙舟上的世界!12国青年“同舟共济”迎端午
An Unconventional Wine Vessel 不一样的酒杯
People  >>
Hebei rolls out red carpet for talent
Transnational couple revives ancient dwelling in east China
Travel  >>
Huangshan listed among China's Top 10 scenic cities
China expects travel spree during May Day holiday
Contact Us
Copyright ©2000-2021 anhuinews.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. 皖B2-20080023-7