Water rises to warning level at Dongting Lake in central China

BY APD NEWSJul 18,2019 at 11:22

Water at multiple hydrological stations at China's second largest freshwater lake has risen to a warning level of 32.5 meters due to continuous rainfall in central China.

At about 8 p.m. on July 16, water reached 32.5 meters at the Chenglingji hydrological station of Dongting Lake in Hunan Province, according to local authorities.

A wild duck flying on Dongting Lake, Hunan Province, central China. /VCG Photo

Due to heavy downpours, water has exceeded warning levels at 10 hydrological stations in Hunan so far, including seven stations at the Xiangjiang River, a tributary of Yangtze, China's longest river.

Local authorities are alarmed and are preparing for possible floods.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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