China issued a flood warning on
Tuesday as the water level in the lower reaches of the Huaihe River, one of
China's major rivers, is expected to surpass the critical mark within two days.
Recent rainstorms in the upper reaches have raised the water level from 20.51
meters on 30 June to 27.51 meters on Tuesday, one centimeter higher than the
warning level, according to Wangjiaba Hydrometric Station in east China's Anhui
According to weather forecasts, there will be 75 millimeters of rain in the
upper reaches over the next two days, which will lift the water level above 28
meters, only one meter lower than the danger level of 29 meters, the Office of
State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said.
The office has told related authorities to "make preparations" and stay
The Huaihe River cuts across China between the Yellow River and the Yangtze
River, running through Henan Province in central China and east China's Anhui
and Jiangsu provinces.
The areas along the river are prone to frequent floods and