Thus, it is crucial and urgent to rehabilitate the river flood-plain. It rins for 6,418 kilometre (3,988 mi) frae the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastle athort soothwast, central an eastren Cheenae afore teemin intae the East Cheenae Sea at Shanghai. Frequent flooding has claimed more than one million lives in the past 100 years. Flow rates as high as 56,000 cubic meters per second hit the dam at 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the dam discharged water at a rate of 40,000 cubic meters per second, meaning water continued to accumulate in the reservoir. [69], Flooding on the Yalu River in Liaoning affected the city of Dandong in early August. The level of Hanjiang River, the highest in two decades, rose to 35.39 meters as it approached Wuhan at midday Wednesday. [78] A developing tropical storm was forecast to bring more heavy rains to the Yalu River region by August 28. By late August,16.5 million hectares (41 million acres) On July 2, the Yangtze River experienced its first flood peak of the year. Due to heavy rain in the upper streams of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorge reservoir has seen a recent increase to its inflow. [76], Malong County in Yunnan was hit by torrential rainfall lasting seven hours, completely filling a nearby reservoir, which then submerged the county. The Changjiang Water Resources Commission reported the water level had reached 146.97 metres with peak inflows of 53,000 cubic metres per second, the same rate as the 1998 floods. [5][20][21][22][23] By early August, over 12 million people were evacuated,[6][2] and that number rose to 15.2 million by August 31. The Chinese government estimates that 400,000 to 800,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed by flooding this year, with a significantly larger amount of crops hurt by excessive rainfall and water-logging. Latest News: Filmed on 22nd August 2020 Hongya Cave, Chongqing, Venice in China. Evacuees totaling 122,835 were evacuated to emergency shelters and 295 people were injured by the mudslides and landslides. [15], Landslides in Zhugqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu Province late in the night on August 7 buried Yueyuan Village, a village of 300 families, killing 1,435 people, and leaving 330 others missing. [73], Floods triggered by torrential rains pounded Akto County on July 6 resulted in 6 deaths and 2 missing. The direct economic loss of Luzhou was about 132 million yuan. The flood situation in China is ongoing. The heavy rain caused the Yangtze and its tributaries to rise to the highest level since 2000. [30] Unusual climate patterns were linked to the persistent flooding, including an El Niño-like Modoki, jet stream patterns[31][32] (also possibly linked to low solar activity), deforestation worsening the landslides and global warming. High Flood Danger in the Yangtze River Basin Floods have hit 27 provinces and municipalities since the start of the 2010 flood season in April, affecting 110 million people, according to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters and the Ministry of Civil Affairs. High Flood Danger in the Yangtze River Basin. [18], In Guanghan, a train travelling from Xi'an to Kunming along the Baoji-Chengdu Railway derailed after floods washed away a section of a bridge on August 19. Forty truckloads of garbage were collected, and the remaining garbage could fill 200 more. Premier Wen Jiabao visited Yongji County during the first week of August. By October 7 the flood killed one, left three missing, and affected 1.65 million people in 16 cities and counties. With the water retreating below guaranteed levels and having shown signs of further decreases, Chinese authorities on Friday downgraded the emergency response for flood control in the Yangtze River and riverside areas to Level III, the second-lowest in the response system. The region is also an important producer of peanuts, rapeseed, wheat, tea, vegetables, and other cash crops. [85], Starting from September 30 Hainan Province received the worst flooding in half a century. About 250,000 people in northeastern China were evacuated, including 94,000 in Dandong, where four people were killed and one missing[63] in Kuandian Manchu Autonomous County. Donations from Chinese citizens also contributed to relief supplies. These figures include flood damage in southern China during May and June as well as the losses from the July storms. Yangtze River floods, floods of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in central and eastern China that have occurred periodically and often have caused considerable destruction of property and loss of life. [29] Throughout the East Asian Monsoon season, the worst of the flooding shifted from Southwestern China to Central China by June and July and moved to Northern and Northeastern China by late July and August, leaving the southern provinces in a heat wave while the Northeastern and Northwestern provinces were continuously lashed by flooding rains. The tropical storm season normally starts in July, and two moderate typhoons (Chanthu and Conson) have already come ashore in Hainan and Guangdong. [55] There was speculation that the approximately 1,700 people made homeless by the landslides and relocated would have to spend the winter in tents. MOA reports that China has increased its acreage of double-cropped rice by 1.2% this year in an effort to ensure another bumper rice harvest for the full year. [35] A total of 42 bodies were found by June 29, and the remaining 57 missing were presumed dead. The province experienced its worst flooding since 2003. The water level in the reservoir had risen to 158 meters above sea level at 8 a.m. Wednesday, about 17 meters below its maximum capacity of 175 meters. It should also be noted that China managed to produce a near record rice crop of 139.1 million tons in 1998/99 despite devastating flooding in the Yangtze basin that year. The death toll from the floods continued to rise, as floodwaters began to recede in some areas by the end of June. On July 27, China Meteorological Administration published its 10-day weather forecast, which predicted moderate rain in the northern part of the North China Plain and northeast China, as well as southwest China and southeast coastal areas. Recent urban floods have occurred in south China, especially Guangzhou city at the end of April 2010. Throughout the East Asian Monsoonseason, the worst of the flooding shifted from Southwestern China to Central China by June and July and moved to North… [72] The Dahe Dam in Changshan Township, Huadian City was breached on July 28, spilling 4 million cubic metres (140 million cu ft) of water, destroying five villages downstream and leaving 40 people dead or missing. On June 2, 42 people were killed in a series of landslides that hit Cenxi, Rong County, Teng County, Donglan County and Fangchenggang City. On July 21, the China Grain Reserves Corporation (formerly known as Sinograin) reported that China’s rice output could fall by 10 to 20 percent due to torrential rains, flooding, and the outbreaks of pests and diseases in the Yangtze River basin. Beijing — Heavy rainfall has swelled China's Yangtze River, threatening UNESCO World Heritage Sites and forcing officials to reassure nervous citizens that … All ferry service in the Reservoir was halted as total flow rate exceeded 45,000 m3/s, although the crest of the flooding passed the dam by July 24. [63] Landslides created a flood lake in Yingxing Township, and floodwaters 4 metres (13 ft) deep covered a 200 metres (660 ft) stretch of the only highway that links Wenchuan and Chengdu. Provincial authorities suspended shipping on the river[75] and more than 40,000 people were evacuated from the city. Officials stated that tests showed the water in the river remained safe to drink. The Yangtze River floods are mainly formed by heavy rains. More than 7 million hectares of farmland were affected and 645,000 houses were destroyed. [1] of farmland were affected by the flooding, while 2.09 million hectares (5.2 million acres) were completely destroyed.[6][11]. Filed under china , extreme weather , floods , yangtze river , … [27] The flooding attracted attention from the state leaders of the Chinese Government and the public, who brought aid to the victims of the flooding. The number of people affected was totalled at 1.3 million, damages totalled 5.5 billion yuan, and 365,000 people were relocated. A power outage following the slide covered two-thirds of the county. The crops most likely affected are early rice (mature/harvest stage), single rice (vegetative/heading stage) and cotton (budding/flowering stage). Although the heaviest rain in July was located in central China, rainfall was also heavier than normal in northeast China (Jilin and Liaoning) and southwest China (Yunnan). Rainfall totals were forecast to be equal or higher than normal, reaching 1 – 3 inches widely and up to 6 inches in some areas. The dam's reservoir rose nearly 3 m (9.8 ft) in 24 hours and reduced the outflow to 40,000 m 3 /s (1,400,000 cu ft/s) in discharges downstream, effectively alleviating serious impacts on the middle and lower river. In Tonghua, 300,000 residents were left without tap water after the flooding damaged major water pipelines that were subsequently repaired by August 4. Fire trucks were mobilized to provide drinking water from nearby springs. [65], By July 20, the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges Dam experienced its highest river discharge since the dam was built. [52][53][54] A rare national day of mourning was held in China to remember the victims of the Gansu mudslide on August 15. [70] By late afternoon on August 1, 6,387 barrels had been retrieved from the river. In July, flood no.1 and flood no.2 of the Yangtze River came one after the other. [6][71], On July 28, several thousand barrels from two chemical plants in Jilin City were washed into the Songhua River by the floods. On August 18, another landslide containing 600,000 cubic metres (780,000 cu yd) of mud and rock[63] cut off a town after roads and power lines were severed, killing 29 people and leaving 63 missing,[79] as well as injuring 25 people, 9 of them seriously. The 2010 China floods began in early May 2010. Fifty-three of the deaths occurred from the flooding and landslides between May 31 and June 3,[13] and 266 deaths occurred between June 13 and June 29. Floods on the upper reaches of China's Yangtze river forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people on Tuesday and threatened a 1,200-year-old world heritage site. [17][46], The Wenquan Reservoir in the province, 130 kilometres (81 mi) upstream from Golmud, was overfilled with 230 million cubic metres (300 million cu yd) of water, while it was only designed to hold 70 million cubic metres (92 million cu yd), creating a water level 1.18 metres (1.29 yd) above the warning line. Very heavy rainfall in the mountainous areas of Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Hunan caused local rivers and reservoirs to swell to near-record levels, and this water has now flowed into the Yangtze river itself, threatening major downstream cities such as Wuhan (Hubei province). [24] Soldiers and rescue workers built drainage channels to pipe the water away from the reservoir, which would have flooded Golmud with water over 4 metres (4.4 yd) deep if its dam burst, and the channels are designed to release 400 cubic metres (520 cu yd) of water per second. [87] On the morning of August 17, a 540-metre-long (590 yd) bridge spanning the Yarkand River was destroyed by the mountain torrents, incurring a regional block of National Highway 315. So far, only a few small dikes have failed, and the major dikes along the Yangtze and other rivers are intact. Seven of the 25 medium and large reservoirs in Jilin City were forced to discharge, including Fengman Reservoir, the largest reservoir on the Songhua, at a rate of 4,500 cubic metres (160,000 cu ft). The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang (Mandarin [ʈʂʰǎŋ tɕjáŋ]) is the langest river in Asie, an the third langest in the warld. [58][59] Over 10,600 people were evacuated from Longnan. [56], People in 14 cities in Hunan were affected, and 25,300 houses collapsed at the time of the report. Very high rainfall was also reported in the Wuhan area and at the Anhui/Jiangxi border near Poyang Lake. Among the most recent major flood events are those of 1870, 1931, 1954, 1998, and 2010. [43][44] The village of Baozhuang was completely cut off for six days before rescue workers brought the residents to safety. The cotton crop, planted a week or two behind schedule in June, was in the vegetative/early reproductive stage. 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