According to News-Ifeng’s report on August 14, little rain and continuous heat have caused many rivers in China to dry up.
Data from the Anqing Water Conservation Department, Anhui province, showed that on August 11, the water level at Anqing Station on the Yangtze River was 8.41 meters, 5.36 meters lower than the same period last year.
The low water level of the Yangtze River has caused small rivers in Anhui like the Wan River to dry up.
The Qingyang County Drought and Flood Prevention Center in Chizhou City, Anhui province, announced on August 10 that there had been very little rain since July 27 in Chizhou. This phenomenon has directly affected crops and river flows in the local area.
The drought situation in Chongqing is also at an alarming level. The continuous heat has caused 7 rivers in this city to almost stop flowing, 1 reservoir has dried up, and 476 water wells are also facing a similar problem.
The water level of Dongting Lake in Hunan has decreased for more than 40 consecutive days. On August 13, the water level of Dongting Lake was at 23.95m. This is the lowest water level in the past 30 years.
The shallow water of Dongting Lake also caused some tributaries and water channels to the north of the lake to stop flowing.
In Guizhou, prolonged high temperatures caused rivers upstream of Chishui Danxia Tourist Area and Zunyi Waterfall Scenic Area to dry up. Without water, the Zunyi Waterfall Scenic Area was forced to shut down on August 13.