China flooding today | China’s largest freshwater Lake Poyang burst due heavy rain

China flooding today | China’s largest freshwater Lake Poyang burst due heavy rain

china is bracing for serious flooding in the area of poyon lake in jiangxi province as water level at the country’s largest freshwater lake remains high above alert level amid ongoing torrential rains that have caused widespread flooding along the yangtze river basin the water level at the lake’s ki xingxi hydrological station rose to 22.6 meters on monday breaking the 22.52 meter record of 1998 and well above the alert level of 19 meters home to more than 46 million people jiangxi has been among the worst affected areas in recent weeks as the yangtze river basin witnessed floods following the heaviest average rainfall in decades there has been unprecedented flooding along several rivers that lead into pollon lake and the rising levels suggest that the overall situation is grim jiangshi has made every effort to wrestle with the unfolding disaster raising its flood control response to the highest level and mobilizing a wide range of resources to tackle flood risks since june more than 38 million people across the country had been affected by floods warning levels had been exceeded in a total of 433 rivers mainly distributed in the basins of the yangtze river and thaihu lake the average precipitation in the yangtze river basin since june is a record high since 1961. poyong lake is fed by several rivers within jiangxi and the lake’s water then flows into the yangtze river china’s longest waterway the water then flows eastward to the sea as a conjunction point the lake functions to adjust the water levels of rivers during drought and flood seasons weeks of torrential rains have swelled rivers and lakes in jiangxi with several embankment breaches taking place resulting in flooding on a scale not seen before
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China flooding today | China\'s largest freshwater Lake Poyang burst due heavy rain

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