Honghu Lake dried up

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Honghu Lake dried up

A fishing boat and a houseboat (background) lie stranded among fishing net poles at a dried-up portion of Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in Central China's Hubei province, May 29, 2011. Honghu Lake, China's seventh-largest freshwater lake, is suffering from the worst drought in 70 years, having received just 144 millimetres of rainfall from January 21 to May 21 this year, only 21 percent of the amount recorded during the same period last year, according to Chen Gang, chief engineer of the flood control and drought relief headquarters of Honghu city.

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