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China’s Crippling Drought leads China to Rename the ‘Kingdom of Lakes’

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2011

China has a place called the ‘kingom of lakes’. The problem is that you need water for lakes and lately water has been as scarce as morality in this place so this area has been a tad dry. As a matter of fact, the water surface area on much of the ‘kingdom of lakes’ is 50% less than usual and the province now is recording its lowest water surface area ever. This happened before in a different era, a different time and mother nature can be a cruel woman, but one has to wonder how much of it was brought upon by the actions of the locals….

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