Top official in charge of flood control and drought relief E
Jingping says the likelihood of flooding along China's major rivers
is likely to increase this year.
E Jingping recently stressed the need for various regions to be
on guard against possible disastrous floods, hillside torrents and
He said, as major rivers like the Yangtze, Yellow, and Haihe
rivers have not flooded in recent years, the possibility of them
doing so this year may be greater.
The official also warned of possible droughts. Since August last
year, the Yangtze River has seen a decline in its water flow. And
most regions in the north have seen less rainfall and high
temperatures, bringing about a lack of drinking water.
(CRIENGLISH.com Frebruary 23, 2007)