Level of China’s largest freshwater lake at lowest point in historyApril 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 26 (ANI): The water level of China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake in the Jiangxi Province, has reportedly dropped to the lowest point in its history for the same period.
The Xinhua News agency quoted a spokesman with the Poyang Hydrology Bureau, as saying that the workers at lake’s main water station, Xingzi Station, has recorded the water level at 9.48 meters on Monday morning, which was 4.1 meters lower than at any point in its history.
Zhang Limin, director general of the local fishing bureau, blamed the lingering drought in the region as one of the main reasons for the drop in water level.
The province has received an average rainfall of 257 millimeters from January 1 to April 24, which is 54 percent lower than the average for the same period in previous years. (ANI)
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