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China Drought

May 26, 2011

Full Article at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-news/asian-pacific/china-faces-worst-drought-in-50-years/article2033088/

China faces worst drought in 50 years

By Leslie Hook

Chinese authorities will step up the release of water from the Three Gorges Dam in a bid to tackle a drought in southern China which has put pressure on drinking water, crops, shipping lanes and electricity production in what is traditionally China’s most water-abundant region.

The monsoon rains that usually flood southern China’s middle Yangtze river in spring did not come this year, and officials say rainfall in Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang is at its lowest level in more than 50 years.

Full Article at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-news/asian-pacific/china-faces-worst-drought-in-50-years/article2033088/

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