Yangtze River experiencing severe floods as water exceeds warning levels at five major surveillance stations

According to heavy rains over the past few days, floods exceeded warning levels on May 22 at five major surveillance stations on the Yangtze River, which flows from west to east of China. National media Xinhua News Agency.

The monitoring stations are mainly located in the middle and lower reaches of the Xiang River near Dongting Lake in Hunan Province, and in the Shin River section near Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province.

by Hydrological monitoring data The Yangtze River Water Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources of China announced the water levels of monitoring stations in Qilishan (Hunan), Hankou (Hubei), Hukou (Jiangxi) and Datong (Jiangxi) as of 2:00 pm on May 22. did. Anhui) is 30.42 meters, 23.69 meters, 16.88 meters and 11.50 meters, respectively, of which Qilishan station is the second highest level in the last 30 years.

Official forecast The Wu River, an important tributary of the upper Yangtze River in Guizhou, warns that heavy rains will continue until May 28, along with the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and that water levels are expected to rise 1-1.8 meters. ..

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On July 10, 2020, a resident is sitting near the flooded Jiangtan Park along the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China. (Getty Images)

With the arrival of the flood season, the submerged area of ​​Poyang Lake Over 3,000 square kilometers For the first time this year, it reached 3,450 square kilometers on May 22, a month earlier than last year, which also broke the record.

The Yangtze River basin experienced that last year’s flood season Third largest flood Poyang Lake exceeded 3,000 square kilometers for the first time on June 26, 2020 since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power in 1949. Water levels in the middle and lower reaches of Janze’s main course have also exceeded warning levels, with the largest inflows since its completion in 2006 into the Three Gorges Reservoir.

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On July 19, 2020, the Yangtze River in Ezhou, China, was flooded with the Kannon Pavilion built on a rock built 700 years ago. (Via STR / AFP, Getty Images)

This year forecast Bringing another difficult flood season to the Yangtze River basin, not only is there a high probability of regional floods, but also due to uneven spatial and temporal rainfall distribution throughout the vast area of ​​the Yangtze River basin, flood to drought conditions. It also brings about a rapid change to.

May 18 Wang ZhonglinThe General Commander of the Yangtze River Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters and the Deputy Governor of Hubei Province celebrated the 100th anniversary of the CCP in 2021, and the Yangtze River Flood and Drought Control told the Flood and Drought Control Working Group. Work is very important.

The· Yangtze River It is the largest river in both China and Asia and the third largest river in the world. With a total length of 6,363 kilometers, it flows through 11 provinces, regions and municipalities including Qinghai, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Gangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai, and finally enters the East China Sea. ..

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