WUHAN, Oct. 5(Xinhuanet)-- As the biggest flood crest on Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, for this year is passing through the river's middle and lower reaches, the water level on the river kept rising, according to the Hubei Provincial Flood Control Headquarters.
By 8 a.m. Wednesday, the water level monitored at Huangzhuang, Xiantao and Hanchuan hydrological stations rose, respectively, to 47.02 meters, 33.75 meters and 28.2 meters, up by 1.02 meters, 3.08 meters and 2.81 meters from Tuesday.
The water level monitored at the Xiangyang station was 67.19 meters, a drop of 0.07 meters from Tuesday's record, but still 0.19 meters above the danger line. And the water level monitored at Yicheng station was 57.95 meters, 0.45 meters higher than the danger line.
Hanjiang, with a length of 1,532 meters, originates from northwest China's Shaanxi Province, flows southeastward through the central part of Hubei Province and joins the mighty Yangtze at Wuhan, capital of Hubei.
Luo Qingquan, governor of Hubei, urged localities along the Hanjiang River to keep a close eye on the water level, take necessary measures, including sending adequate manpower to patrol the river banks, especially dangerous sections, sluices and culverts, to ensure the safety during the autumn flood season on Hanjiang River. Enditem