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China - 22 floods this year: impacting food production? - latest reportedly is a dam breech in Heilongjiang province - September 25, 2020

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  • China - 22 floods this year: impacting food production? - latest reportedly is a dam breech in Heilongjiang province - September 25, 2020

    China has recorded 21 floods this year, the most since 1998

    Published: 2020-09-22 20:59:17

    China News Service, Beijing, September 22 (Reporter Chen Su) The reporter learned from the Ministry of Water Resources of China on the 22nd that the Songhua River has experienced the No. 2 flood in 2020. So far, 21 numbered floods have occurred in major river basins in China this year, since 1998. most.
    At 13:05 on September 22, affected by rainfall and upstream water, the water level of the Harbin Hydrological Station on the upper mainstream of the Songhua River rose to a warning level (118.30 meters). According to the "Regulations on Flood Numbering of Major Rivers in the Country" by the Ministry of Water Resources, the number is "Songhua" Jiang No. 2 Flood of 2020".
    On the 22nd, the Ministry of Water Resources held a meeting and pointed out that China’s average precipitation has been 616 mm since the beginning of this year, 13% more than the same period of normal years, and the second most since 1961. A total of 833 rivers have experienced floods above the warning level, which is lower than normal. 80% more, of which 267 rivers are over-guaranteed and 77 rivers are over-history. Six major river basins including the Yangtze River, Yellow River, Huaihe River, Pearl River, Songliao, and Taihu Lake have experienced 21 numbered floods, which is the highest number since 1998 and 1.6 times more than normal.

    In the next three days, there will be moderate to heavy rains in southwestern southwestern China, central and western Jiangnan, northern southern China, Hubei, northwestern Shanxi, and southwestern China, and local heavy rains. The Ministry of Water Resources predicts that rivers such as the Jinsha River in Yunnan, Yuanjiang River, Duliu River in Guizhou, Hongshui River and Youjiang River in Guangxi will experience flooding, and some small and medium-sized rivers in the rainstorm area may have super-alarm floods.
    The meeting emphasized that the post-flood period has now entered, and we must continue to focus on various flood prevention and defense work. The water levels of the Nenjiang, Songhuajiang, Heilongjiang and other major rivers in the northeast are still over-alarm or over-protection. We must further strengthen the inspection and defense of dikes. , Yunnan, Guangxi and other southwestern regions continue to rain, and we must effectively deal with heavy rainfall.
    At present, the Ministry of Water Resources maintains a level IV emergency response for flood and drought disaster prevention, and there are still two working groups in Heilongjiang Province to assist and guide flood prevention work. It is expected that the sections of the Nenjiang River, Songhua River and other rivers that have been over-warned and over-protected will retreat below the warning level around early and mid-October. (Finish)



    + this flood which adds up to 22 floods this year -

    video at link

    China is counting on the northern provinces to have a great fall harvest.

    China's granary is hit hard! Heilongjiang dam burst and flooded 70,000 acres of rice fields in an 8-year flood relay attack

    2020-09-25 11:40

    [Real-time news/comprehensive report] China’s flooding has been frequent this year. The Yangtze River basin has been tragically flooded for nearly a month, which has severely damaged agriculture in the south. In September, the northeast has been hit by heavy rains and three typhoons have been hit. The dam of the Yangtze River Tun embankment in Lanxian County was broken and the village was flooded with water. Another netizen broke the news on the 22nd that a dam in Xinzhan Town, Zhaoyuan County, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province broke the embankment, causing 70,000 mu of nearly mature rice to be flooded. Although farmers urgently rescued them, the Songhua River had formed No. 2 on the same day. The flood, which has a magnitude of once in eight years, severely hit the northeast granary.