The drought in central China has become the strongest in 50 years

 Drought in Hubei Province, which began in the winter and continues to this day, was the strongest in 50 years.

As the website of the China Radio citing local authorities in some areas of the province for more than 6 months, no significant precipitation, which completely dried up by the crops of wheat and colza and can not be planted early rice.

Currently, the drought has affected 52 counties and cities of the province. Drought covered an area of over 470 hectares, an area of 7840 hectares of crops completely lost.

On the section of the Yangtze River, located in Hubei Province, the water level dropped to one meter, and the water volume was reduced by 30%, the report said.

According to the weather forecast, this week in the province of significant precipitation is expected, the drought will probably increase and expand its borders.

Source: The Epoch Times

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