Recently, a hot search on Weibo said that 95% of the Jiangxi area is extremely dry. But then, this news was removed.
Searching on Baidu, we see that many Chinese articles report that 95% of the Jiangxi area is extremely dry, which is very serious.
The Beijing Daily reported that on September 23, the Jiangxi Provincial Climate Center issued a red warning about drought conditions. The article said that 95% of districts, counties, and cities in Jiangxi have reached extremely severe drought. It is expected that for the next 7 days the drought will continue. Urban and rural areas should pay attention to water conservation.
The Weibo account Consume and benefits said, after 73 days of severe drought, China’s largest freshwater lake – Poyang Lake has dried to record levels. The bottom of the lake is covered with grass, which looks like a sea of grass.
One user said, When a father rode a motorbike carrying two children across the sea of grass, the children asked is this a prairie, dad?
This summer, the entire Yangtze River basin was heavily affected by a subtropical high pressure, with constant high temperatures and dry. In the Chongqing region, the high temperature of 45 C (113 F) persisted for some time.
Drought is also likely to lead to forest fires. There is a video about the forest fire in Jian city, Jiangxi province.
Besides Jiangxi, Hunan is also suffering.
NetEase posted a short video showing that the water level on the Yangtze River is extremely low, people can walk across the river.
The Yangtze River is already that dry. So, you can just imagine how the drought is affecting other regions.
According to Aboluowang, autumn rain has now begun in the upper Yangtze River region, and the prolonged autumn rain will only make the ground wet. The water could have flowed downstream, why is the downstream area still so dry? The main reason is that this year’s summer was too dry and the autumn rains in western China are not enough to compensate.
The autumn-winter crop in previous years needed stored water to reach 175m (574 feet) in the Three Gorges Dam. It was 169m last year, and this year it is less than 147m, because the water from the autumn rains is not enough to replenish the reserves in the Three Gorges Dam.