Water supply ‘red alert’ for China’s largest freshwater lake as drought continues

The central Chinese province of Jiangxi has declared a water supply a “red alert” for the first time after the Poyang freshwater lake, the country’s largest, shrunk to a record low. Most important points: Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, is in the grip of a severe drought The water level has dropped nearly 13 … Read more

China issues national drought warning as temperatures rise in Yangtze River basin

China has issued its first national drought warning of the year as authorities fight wildfires and mobilize specialized teams to protect crops from scorching temperatures in the Yangtze River basin. Most important points: The national “yellow warning” is two steps less than the most serious warning Regions from southwest China to Shanghai have experienced weeks … Read more