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Drought hitting Chaohu Lake in E China

2011-05-30 07:03:50 GMT2011-05-30 15:03:50(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on May 28, 2011 shows the stranded boats on the dried field of Chaohu Lake in Chaohu City of east China's Anhui Province.(Xinhua/Li Yuanbo)

Photo taken on May 28, 2011 shows the dried field of Chaohu Lake in Chaohu City of east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Li Yuanbo)

Farmers walk in the shallow of the Chaohu Lake in Chaohu City of east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Li Yuanbo)

Photo taken on May 28, 2011 shows the dried field of Chaohu Lake in Chaohu City of east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Li Yuanbo)

Photo taken on May 28, 2011 shows a stranded boat on the dried field of Chaohu Lake in Chaohu City of east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Li Yuanbo)

Photo taken on May 28, 2011 shows the stranded boats on of Chaohu Lake in Chaohu City of east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Li Yuanbo)

At least 200 boats piled up in Chaohu Lake as the drought hit Anhui Province. The Drought, started in April, has affected 3.29 million people and 950,000 livestock in the five provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Hunan, where dry spell is most serious, according to the latest government statistics. China's National Meteorological Center on Sunday kept its "yellow alert" for the persistent drought, which said that there will be still no substantial precipitation in the coming days in the drought-hit regions.

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