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Drought Lingers In Guangdong

Though nothing on the scale of the arid weather experienced on the North China Plain earlier this year, a lingering drought northwest of Guangzhou has left some 60,000 people short of drinking water and damaged 160,000 hectares of crops. Water levels in the Beijiang River around Qingyuan City have fallen to the point where boats in side creeks have been left stranded on dry ground (pictures here). Since last October, Guangdong has received almost half as much rain as normal. No break in the dry weather is expected for at least a month.

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