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Worst drought in 70 years plagues C China' Honghu Lake

2011-05-25 01:52:27 GMT2011-05-25 09:52:27(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on May 24, 2011 shows the partially dried-up Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Fisherman Shi Caizhong sells dead fish along a stream near the Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province, May 24, 2011. All fishes Mr. Shi fed in his fishery in Honghu Lake were dead because of drought in recent days. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Photo taken on May 24, 2011 shows a big boat, residence for fisherman Shu Zhenjia's family, stranded in the partially dried-up Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Photo taken on May 24, 2011 shows a row of fishing boats left along a stream near the Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

A resident passes by water level gauges at the bank of Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province, May 24, 2011. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Photo taken on May 24, 2011 shows the dried-up bottom of the Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

A fisherman naps on a fishing boat near the Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province, May 24, 2011. Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Photos taken on May 24, 2011 showed the partially dried-up Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province.

Plagued by a severe drought which is spreading throughout China's southern regions, Honghu Lake has dwindled by a third in water surface and dropped down to less than 40 centimeters in its deepest place.

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