Reservoir in NW China reports dangerously high water level
2010-07-08 23:46:39 GMT2010-07-09 07:46:39 (Beijing Time)
Armed policemen carries rescue materials near Wenquan Reservoir in northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 8, 2010. (Xinhua/He Wei)
Armed policemen heighten the embankment of the Golmud River in northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 8, 2010. (Xinhua/He Wei)
A serious flood hit Qinghai's Golmud River basin due to recent rainstorms and melting snow. Wenquan Reservoir, a large reservoir filled by a tributary of the Golmud River, reported a dangerously high water level only about 3.02 meters from the dam's top at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, local authorities said.