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Artificial precipitation relieves lingering drought in Yunnan

(Xinhua)

12:54, March 04, 2012

Photo taken on March 2, 2012 shows rimous farmland in Longpeng Township of Honghe Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Since December 2011, the drought ravaging Yunnan's 15 prefectures and municipalities, has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, according to the provincial government. Meteorological authority carried out artificial precipitation on Friday and Saturday when weather permitted. (Xinhua/Hu Yanhui)
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