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Yellow River starts 10th sand-washing sluicing operation

2010-06-23 08:19:08 GMT2010-06-23 16:19:08 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People admire the spectacular scene of torrents gushing out from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during its 10th sand-washing sluicing operation to clear up the sediment-laden Yellow River at the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, in Jiyuan, central China's Henan Province, June 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Miao Qiunao)

People admire the spectacular scene of torrents gushing out from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during its 10th sand-washing sluicing operation to clear up the sediment-laden Yellow River at the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, in Jiyuan, central China's Henan Province, June 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Miao Qiunao)

Two visitors take photos of the spectacular scene of torrents gushing out from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during its 10th sand-washing sluicing operation to clear up the sediment-laden Yellow River at the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, in Jiyuan, central China's Henan Province, June 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Miao Qiunao)

People admire the spectacular scene of torrents gushing out from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during its 10th sand-washing sluicing operation to clear up the sediment-laden Yellow River at the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, in Jiyuan, central China's Henan Province, June 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Miao Qiunao)

People admire the spectacular scene of torrents gushing out from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during its 10th sand-washing sluicing operation to clear up the sediment-laden Yellow River at the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, in Jiyuan, central China's Henan Province, June 22, 2010.

The 10th round of silt-clearing sluicing operation, which started as of June 19, has been augmented with sluicing volume from 2,500 cubic meters per second to 3,900 cubic meters per second, in a bid to better manipulate the control of sedimentation of mud and sand in the reservoir and clear out the silt deposits at the dam, as the river bed rises with silt deposits keep on sedimentating.

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