New Pictures Of Shrivelling Poyang Lake

Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2012 shows the dried lakebed of Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province. The surface area of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, has shrunk to less 200 square-kilometers. And the water level at Xingzi station, a hydrology mark, dropped to 7.86 meters. Poyang Lake is fed by five rivers in the province and empties into the nation's longest river, the Yangtze. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

Xinhua has posted a new gallery of pictures, taken on January 5th and including the one above, of Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake that, as we noted yesterday, has been reduced by drought and the competing demands for water from industrialization, urbanization and agriculture to 5% of its original surface area.

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