Hundreds Of Rivers Swell As China Summer Flood Season Revs Up

Manila Bulletin|July 14, 2020

Hundreds Of Rivers Swell As China Summer Flood Season Revs Up
SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Floods across large swathes of central and eastern China that have left more than 140 people dead or missing are hitting record levels, with authorities warning the worst was yet to come.

The coronavirus ground zero of Wuhan, through which the powerful Yangtze River winds, is on an expanding list of areas warily watching the rising waters, with the river hitting its third-highest levels in history in the city of 11 million and projected to increase through the week, according to state-controlled media.

Summer flooding has been an annual scourge in China since ancient times, often focused along the vast Yangtze basin that drains much of the central part of the country.

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July 14, 2020