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Qinghai Lake getting bigger

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13:54, May 02, 2012

Two tourists take photos by Qinghai Lake on April 20, 2012. (Xinhua/Wu Gang)

Edited and translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

Qinghai Lake, the largest inland lake in China, has thawed out completely recently. The water area of the lake increased 56.1 square kilometers from 2011 to reach 4351.5 square kilometers, according to the newest satellite remote sensing monitoring of Meteorological Science Institute in Qinghai province.

The water area of Qinghai Lake has increased seven years in a row since 2005.


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