Located in western Henan Province, the Sanmenxia Dam area has
witnessed rare, continuously snowy weather since winter began last
year, www.dahe.con reported on February 21. With the sharp drops in
temperature, the area containing the Yellow River wetlands has been
inundated with snow and ice, causing great difficulties for
migratory white swans seeking food and survival there this
After raising funds the Pinglu county government purchased
15,000 kilograms of corn and wheat, then scattered the grain around
an aquatic area that had thawed out, located on the north bank of
the Yellow River. The clever white swans quickly surmised what the
people were doing for them. Everyday they fly to their "Garden of
Eden to feast on the dropped grain."
In return tourists are now stopping to gaze and photograph the
beautiful white swans.
(China.org.cn by Li Jingrong February 22, 2008)