Honghu Lake dwindles by a third in water surface

09:09, May 25, 2011      

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A fish buyer breaks dead fish into pieces as livestock feed at the bank of the Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province, May 24, 2011. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)



Photo taken on May 24, 2011 shows a big boat, residence for fisherman Shu Zhenjia's family, stranded in the partially dried-up Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)


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Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
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