17.05.11.Otsutstvie Cumulative rainfall in April and May caused severe drought that afflicted the territory of some areas of China. State headquarters for flood and drought, and the Ministry of Water Resources are taking active measures to ensure that the spring planting season and the water supply in areas where drought is a problem most acutely.
According to gosshtaba, in April-May in the basins of the Yellow River and Huaihe precipitation fell by 20-50 per cent less than normal in areas south of the River. Huai River, the middle and lower reaches of the river. Yangtze rainfall was more than 50 percent below normal, the same situation is recorded in most areas south of the Yangtze. As of May 15 across the country under the influence of drought were 5.5 million hectares of arable land, including 1.35 million hectares of crops. In this regard, the most severely affected province of Gansu, Hubei and Hunan. To a lesser extent with the water shortage facing the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. More than four million people in Hunan, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, Hebei, Shandong and lack of drinking water in drought.
Past recent rains positive impact on the condition of winter wheat, which the risk of death is almost there, the official said gosshtaba Zhang Chzhitun. However, he said, in the southern regions of the lack of rainfall hampers planting on flood fields.
According to Zhang Chzhitun, to date, 12 working groups sent to areas where the situation is most acute situation of the drought. In coordination with the Ministry of Finance to these areas to secure additional funding for activities against drought. Also organized transfer of river water and discharge of water from the Three Gorges Reservoir / Three Gorges /