Drought In Southern China Partially Eases

Rain has started to alleviate the drought in the south and central regions of the country, but more than 1 million people and 400,000 livestock remain short of water, state media report. Though officials say the area of affected farmland has shrunk to 900,000 hectares from its peak of 1.3 million hectares, the dry weather has hampered Spring ploughing in grain-growing areas. Conditions remain worse in Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and southern Yunnan, with 50-year-low water levels in the middle stretch of the Yangtze a particular concern to river traffic.

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  1. Pingback: Drought Spreads To Heartland Granary Provinces | China Bystander

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