Drought affects millions in China's Y...

Drought affects millions in China's Yunnan

There are 5 comments on the UPI story from Sep 11, 2011, titled Drought affects millions in China's Yunnan. In it, UPI reports that:

Officials in China's Yunnan Province say the ongoing drought in the region has left 3 million people short of drinking water.

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Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#1 Sep 13, 2011
I'm in the middle of Yunnan, things look pretty normal. What part is so dry?
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#2 Sep 13, 2011
If that is the case, the Chinese economy would have come to a halt. Probably CIA and anti Chinese propaganda.
uowe43000asecond

Richmond, Canada

#3 Sep 13, 2011
well just in case they are planning ahead...

South-to-North Water Diversion Project, China

The South-to-North Water Diversion Project in China is the largest of its kind ever undertaken. The project involves drawing water from southern rivers and supplying it to the dry north.

This massive scheme has already taken 50 years from conception to commencement and is expected to take almost as long to construct. Planned for completion in 2050, it will eventually divert 44.8 billion cubic metres of water annually to the population centres of the drier north.

When finished, the work will link China's four main rivers the Yangtze, Yellow River, Huaihe and Haihe and requires the construction of three diversion routes, stretching south-to-north across the eastern, central and western parts of the country.

The complete project is expected to cost $62bn more than twice as much as the country's controversial Three Gorges Dam.
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#4 Sep 13, 2011
It's raining here in the middle of Yunnan as we speak. Has been since last night, and looks to continue all day. I'm curious to know what part of our province is not soaked right now. It's the monsoon season, which will continue till late next month. Some Monsoon seasons, late June to late October, are heavier, some lighter. This one so far has been a bit on the light side, but the rivers and streams are full, the forests and fields are green as a sparkling emerald
uowe43000asecond

Richmond, Canada

#5 Sep 13, 2011
Bob Burns wrote:
It's raining here in the middle of Yunnan as we speak. Has been since last night, and looks to continue all day. I'm curious to know what part of our province is not soaked right now. It's the monsoon season, which will continue till late next month. Some Monsoon seasons, late June to late October, are heavier, some lighter. This one so far has been a bit on the light side, but the rivers and streams are full, the forests and fields are green as a sparkling emerald
hmmm... where ever this drought is... sounds like a easy solution... put some folks to work... and build some big a$$ reservoirs

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