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Floods threaten southern areas

By Xu Wei ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-05-25 07:53:47

Heavy rains, full reservoirs and saturated soil combine to create dangerous conditions

China's flood control authority said on Tuesday that there is "a large chance of flooding" along the Yangtze River, Songhua River and Huaihe River this year as a result of increased precipitation during flood season.

Zhang Jiatuan, a spokesman for the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, said the authority would not exclude the possibility of other rivers flooding because water levels in South China are higher than previous years, with the storage of water in lakes and reservoirs also significantly higher than usual.

Floods threaten southern areas

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