Yangtze River water level in Hankou drops to 28.7m

China | 14 Jul 2020 11:39 am

The water level at Hankou hydrologic station in central China, a crucial point of the Yangtze River, dropped on Monday, as the flood peak passed through the section, according to the Bureau of Hydrology of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Water Resources Commission, state media reported.

Statistics from the bureau showed that the Hankou station in Hubei province registered a water level of 28.74 meters at 5:00 p.m. Monday, lower than the peak of 28.77 measured at 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

The peak level this time ranked fourth in history since 1865, after the levels in 1954, 1998, and 1999, according to the bureau.

A previous forecast showed the level would peak at around 29 meters on Tuesday, with the change taking place mainly due to storage adjustments by reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, according to Feng Baofei, an engineer with the bureau.  


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