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Southern China suffers server drought in history
May 24, 2011 22:20
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The rainfall along the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River has reduced greatly since January, 2011, causing the worst drought since 1954. The BBC report claims more than 60 million people are affected and billions of dollars worth of crops are ruined.

According to the latest weather forecast, there will be still no rain in next few days. The drought will be getting worse and worse.

Dead bird on the dry soil.

May 24, 2011 22:47
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[quote=AVATAR,429762]The BBC report claims more than 60 million people are affected and billions of dollars worth of crops are ruined. quote]

So I guess the price of grain crop will rise, so do the related products.
May 24, 2011 22:51
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There is a heated discussion about whether the droughts are caused by the Three-gorge Dam or not. How do you think?
May 28, 2011 03:17
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Originally Posted by LINGYUXISU

There is a heated discussion about whether the droughts are caused by the Three-gorge Dam or not. How do you think?


It's not resonable to blame Three Gorges Dam for the reason of bad weather.
May 29, 2011 01:40
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So far, 34.83 million people have been affected seriously by the droughts. 166800 hectures of crops won't be harvested this year. The lakes have changed into grasslands. People just raise cattles on the lands.

The Three Gorges Dam has poured a lot of water to help people combat the droughts.

May 30, 2011 01:23
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Too bad. Today, the report says that Honghu Lake might dry up in 3 or 4 days. What's wrong with the climate?
May 30, 2011 19:48
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Originally Posted by XIAOXIAO

Too bad. Today, the report says that Honghu Lake might dry up in 3 or 4 days. What's wrong with the climate?


Not sure, but we've been having plenty of rain where I live in Canada.
May 30, 2011 20:38
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Originally Posted by CANADAGUY



Not sure, but we've been having plenty of rain where I live in Canada.


Is it normal or too much?
May 30, 2011 20:52
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Originally Posted by XIAOXIAO

Too bad. Today, the report says that Honghu Lake might dry up in 3 or 4 days. What's wrong with the climate?


The water in Honghu Lake is just 30 cm deep. I really hope that the droughts can disappear as soon as possible.
Jun 2, 2011 23:11
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GUEST3076 Can the lakes be restored? If so, how many years will it take?
Jun 19, 2011 02:55
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The drought has turned into flood. Some cities have been flooded and people even died because of the flood.

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