Xiang River in Crisis

By English Edition Staff
Published: 2007-12-24


Drying up... Xiang River
From Nation, page 9, issue no. 347, December 24th 2007
Drought coupled with years of environmental destruction has caused the water level in the once-majestic Xiang River in Hunan province to drop to a record low, with the shallowest point at a mere one meter deep. The receding waterline has put a halt on cargo transportation in many stretches of the river, affected power generation and dried up reservoirs.
Original articles: [Chinese]