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China's largest freshwater lake shrinks due to severe drought

(Xinhua)

07:53, January 06, 2012

People walk on the dried lakebed of Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 5, 2012. The surface area of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, has shrunk to less 200 square-kilometers. And the water level at Xingzi station, a hydrology mark, dropped to 7.86 meters. Poyang Lake is fed by five rivers in the province and empties into the nation's longest river, the Yangtze. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)
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