Jul 7, 2016

Flood-prevention management must be improved as global warming changes weather patterns

Yiling, Yichang, Hubei
China
by
South China Morning Post

Central China’s heaviest rainfall in years is giving the Three Gorges Dam its biggest-ever test. Flood control systems along the Yangtze River are straining against the rising waters. Some have compared the deluge to that of 1998, the worst in recent decades which led to floods that killed at least 3,000 and left 15 million homeless. The death toll, number of evacuations and scale of the damage have so far been dwarfed by that disaster, but it is clear that not all local governments were well prepared