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East China's Zhoushan City to limit water supplyas from June 1

2011-05-31 14:42:59 GMT2011-05-31 22:42:59(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A soldier helps a resident collect water from a well in Xiazhi County of Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 31, 2011. The city of Zhoushan will start a limited water supply as from June 1, 2011 to cope with the ongoing drought, following an orange alert for drought issued on Monday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

The water level of the nearly dried-up Xiazhi Reservoir is seen much below water pumping pipes in Xiazhi County of Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 31, 2011. The city of Zhoushan will start a limited water supply as from June 1, 2011 to cope with the ongoing drought, following an orange alert for drought issued on Monday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Photo taken on May 31, 2011 shows the exposed bed of the nearly dried-up Xiazhi Reservoir in Xiazhi County of Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province. The city of Zhoushan will start a limited water supply as from June 1, 2011 to cope with the ongoing drought, following an orange alert for drought issued on Monday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

The city of Zhoushan will start a limited water supply as from June 1, 2011 to cope with the ongoing drought, following an orange alert for drought issued on Monday.

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