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China Drought, They are Killing the Northern Area Too!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 11, 2010


China’s ecology is on a collison course with disaster.

More than 272,800 cattle also lack drinking water, an official with the municipal water conservancy bureau told Xinhua Saturday.”More than 250,000 people are short of drinking water in the sparsely populated Chifeng City of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The nine major reservoirs in the city of 90,000 square kiloters in territory just hold 91.75 million cubic meters of water, down 73.7 percent from the same time last year. Adding to the woe, 62 percent of the city’s mid- and small-sized reservoirs have dried up, the official said. Major rivers also see a decrease of 77.4 percent in water volume.

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