26 Nov '16, 12am

#WorldNews: Drought turns China’s largest freshwater lake into a sprawling grassland! https://t.co/dZXLy7UrW0

The startling images were circulated by China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua , and they tell a tale of one of the most drastic impacts of climate change. Poyang Lake was once a thriving locale for the fishing and shrimping industry, and also provided water for irrigation of nearby rice fields as well as the local water utilities for area communities. Xingzi Hydrological Station, which monitors the lake, reports that the water level dropped to 34.8 feet on November 3, down from 39.4 foot on September 19, which marked the beginning of an early dry season. The drought so far as left many parts of the lake bed exposed like a grassy plain, and the remaining water continues to recede.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/drought-turns-chinas-largest-freshwa...

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