Mon, December 13, 2010
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230,000 people face water shortage in E China

2010-12-13 03:48:17 GMT2010-12-13 11:48:17 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The dried up riverside is visible below the Poyanghu bridge in Hukou county, East China's Jiangxi province, Dec 10, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A fist can be squeezed into cracks of dried up land in Hukou county, East China's Jiangxi province, Dec 10, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

People walk on the dam in Gangjiang river in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi province, Dec 11, 2010. The water level of the province's largest river reduced to a historical low of 12.89m. [Photo/Xinhua]

Soil cracks appear due to persistent drought since late October in Hukou county, East China's Jiangxi province, Dec 10, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

The soil of the river shore is almost exposed as water levels reduced due to persistent drought since late October in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, Dec 10, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A dead fish lies on the dried up land in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi province, Dec 11, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A reduction in rainfall since late October lowered the water levels of rivers and dried up a handful of reservoirs in East China's Jiangxi provinve, seriously affecting water supplies, leaving 230, 000 people facing a growing water shortage.

The province has vowed to spare no effort in disaster relief work.

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