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May 23rd, 2011
Drought Shrinks China’s Largest Lake to Historic Low

Stricken by a severe drought, Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake in China, recently began to shrink severely. According to the latest reports from satellite remote sensing, the current water area of Poyang Lake is 1,326 square kilometers, which is the smallest on record. The size of the water area is just one-tenth of the area during the same period in 2010. This year, a rare drought throughout spring and summer struck Jiangxi. From January on, the water level of Poyang Lake has been on the decline. Statistics released on May 22, show that the average water level is 5 meters below the former year’s normal level. Read More