Water Crisis: China – The lingering drought hits Yunnan – SW China

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Xinhua | February 28, 2012 | China Economic Net | Shared as an education material

Workers pump water to deliver for drought-affected mountain areas at Luxi County in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Feb. 27, 2012. A drought in Yunnan Province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday. (Xinhua/Hu Yanhui)


Workers build water pipeline at Luxi County in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Feb. 27, 2012. A drought in Yunnan Province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday. (Xinhua/Hu Yanhui)

Local people carry water delivered by a truck at Luxi County in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Feb. 27, 2012. A drought in Yunnan Province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday. (Xinhua/Hu Yanhui)

A farmer drives her cattle beside a water reservior at drought-affected Luomian Township of Fumin County in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Feb. 27, 2012. No water could be left over in the reservior one month later. The drought in Yunnan Province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday. Some plants had to halt production due to water shortage, costing rough losses of 10 billion yuan (1.6 million U.S. dollars). Drought and low rainfall in the three consecutive years have dried up 273 rivers and 413 small reservoirs in Yunnan. (Xinhua/Yang Zheng)

Local people carry water delivered by a truck at drought-affected Luomian Township of Fumin County in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Feb. 27, 2012. The drought in Yunnan Province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday. Some plants had to halt production due to water shortage, costing rough losses of 10 billion yuan (1.6 billion U.S. dollars). Drought and low rainfall in the three consecutive years have dried up 273 rivers and 413 small reservoirs in Yunnan. (Xinhua/Yang Zheng)

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Last Updated(Beijing Time):2012-02-28 17:08.

 

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