Since August, many places in the south have been hot and dry, many rivers have stopped flowing, and ponds have dried up. Analysts believe that the large amount of water trapped in water storage facilities upstream of the Three Gorges Dam has caused the Yangtze River to dry up. That is, the main cause of the drought affecting the Yangtze river is due to the incorrect commands and the control model for water in the “Economic Plan” of the CCP.
According to a report by the China Meteorological Department, since July, many provinces and cities in the Yangtze river basin have continued to experience little rainfall, the highest temperatures, and the water level of the Yangtze has continued to decline, resulting in the rare phenomenon of “reverse dry season during flood season.”
The Yangtze is almost at a standstill
The Wuhan section of the Yangtze has the historic lowest water levels. A recent video shows a large area of the river bottom exposed.
A netizen from Wuhan said that he was in Hankou and saw the river receding under the slope, “In previous years, this only happened in winter. I have never seen this since I was born. It is the first time that my elders have seen such a situation since childhood.” He said that he did not dare go out during the day, and it was as hot as a sauna when going out at night.
CCTV reported on August 20 that two months ago, the Huanghu River, a first-class tributary of the Yangtze, was still undergoing flood control emergency drills. At that time, the Huanghu was 300 meters wide (almost 1,000 feet), but now the river has stopped flowing. According to the August 18 meeting of the Chongqing water conservancy system to fight drought and ensure water supply, 66 rivers in its territory have been cut off, and 25 reservoirs in the city have dried up.
A large area of the riverbed at the mouth of the Jialing River is exposed. Some netizens posted a video showing the two of them riding a motorcycle across the river. Three-quarters of the surface area of Dongting Lake and Poyang Lake has shrunk by 3/4 compared with June, and the large lakebed has become a vast “prairie.”
Netizens said, “Where did the Yangtze go?” “Will the Yangtze stop flowing?” “When will it rain, Poyang Lake has bottomed out, and the Yangtze has lost weight.” “Is it time to blow up the dam?” “I think, ‘How do you spend your time in a home without air conditioning?'”
The CCP’s ” planned economy “-style flood control
Wang Weiluo, a well-known water conservancy expert, said in an interview with The Epoch Times on August 23 that the drought affecting the Yangtze river region has climatic conditions, but human influence is the main reason. In fact, China (the CCP) is still implementing a planned economy model, and it “wants water to follow to its orders.”
Wang analyzed the main reasons for the drought in the Yangtze River area. The first reason is the lack of rainfall, and secondly, the high temperatures have caused increased evaporation, which will make the water level lower. At the same time, a large number of reservoirs were built in the upper reaches of the Yangtze, resulting in a decrease in water volume.
He said: “There is data to prove this: the construction of a large number of reservoirs has caused the annual flow of the Yangtze to decrease by 11 percent. To be specific, at Yichang, a city in Hubei Province located in the lower reaches of the Yangtze, nearly 40 billion cubic meters (52.3 billion cubic yards) of water have been reduced.”
He gave an example: “This kind of situation has already occurred in the history of the Chinese Communist Party after its establishment.” In the past, China mainly relied on the Yongding River for water, and the river had an annual flow of 2 billion cubic meters. The flow is gone, it’s dried up. The current water of the Yongding River is transferred from the Yellow River.
Wang Weiluo pointed out that China now relies on reservoirs to control the river flows, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Water Resources.
In June of each year, all the reservoirs run out of water, which is the plan. According to the model of the planned economy, the CCP believes that there will be floods and rainfall in June, July, and August. So they miscalculated and made a mistake in the command. This is one of the main reasons for this year’s drought.
In response to high temperatures and drought, on August 16, the Yangtze River Water Conservancy Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources issued a dispatch order to the Three Gorges Reservoir to supply about 500 million cubic meters of water to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze.
Wang said, “When the Minister of Water Resources and the Minister of Emergency Response of the Chinese Communist Party predicted the flood, drought, and disaster conditions in China this year, they did not actually mention the severe drought. They said that the Yangtze would still be relatively large this year. Floods, the Yellow River, Liaohe River, and Haihe River, are going to have big floods.”
From “seven down and eight up” to “seven up and eight down” rules
According to reports, there is this rule, “seven down and eight up” in the history of floods. When doesthe great flood occur? It is in the last 10 days of July and the first 10 days of August, called “seven down and eight up.” During the 1998 flood, Jiang Zemin brought 120 generals to the Yangtze to fight the flood, which happened to be in early August. Later, it became a rule of the CCP, and it was changed into a rule in Chinese politics, called “seven ups and eight downs.”
Wang said: “We must point out that the CCP’s rules can also be changed. It can also be under seven or eight. If it is 68 years old, it can be changed. What about nature? Does nature have to be under seven?” Will Ba Shang bring you a flood? You can change it, and God can also change the natural world.”
“Is it the air conditioner or the Fire River?”
On August 18, 2022, the highest temperature in Beibei District of Chongqing City reached 45 C, (113 F) setting a record for the highest temperature in this round of high-temperature national observation stations. It also surpassed the all-time high temperature of 44.3 C in 2006.
Netizens couldn’t help laugh, “Is the Three Gorges an air conditioner or a fire river?” “The water in the tap seems to have been burned, and every time I start, the sailor will be scalded.”
As early as 1992, Fang Ziyun, deputy leader of the ecological environment of the Three Gorges Project, published the book “Ecological Environment” in the Three Gorges Project series, claiming that the formation of the Three Gorges Reservoir can reduce the maximum temperature in Chongqing by four degrees celsius in the summer. Warm and cool in summer. The “big air conditioning” effect of the Three Gorges Project has been continuously published by the media since then.
Wang believes that this statement does not make sense. The Three Gorges Project, created a large water surface. When water was released, it came from the depths of the dam and it was cold, leaving the warmer surface water alone.
He explained: “It boils the water and leaves it in your house. It draws water from deep layers. So many rare fish in the Yangtze are dead now, and the Yangtze River white sturgeon is dead. If the fish can’t live, what do you think people will be like? Everyone can think on it.”
He pointed out that after the establishment of the Three Gorges, the rainfall in the reservoir area decreased by 10%, which is also a fact. It’s just that many scientists in China are afraid to study these issues. Even if you put forward this scientific research report, you will not be able to get funding. So no one does it, and everyone lies flat.
Wang said: “Many things have to go back to the facts we face. Mao Zedong said back then that there is more water in the south (the Yangtze) and less water in the north, so it is okay to adjust a little water. Is it reasonable? Here and now, you are faced with the dried-up Yangtze river. Changjiang, you think about this question. You can ask yourself the question and find the answer yourself. This is the most important thing.”