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Artificial rainfall used to alleviate drought

2012-03-04 07:12:31 GMT2012-03-04 15:12:31(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A plane is ready for artificial rainfall at the Wujiaba Airport in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan province, March 3, 2012. (Photo/CFP)

Technicians prepare a plane for artificial rainfall at the Wujiaba Airport in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan province, March 3, 2012. (Photo/CFP)

The Wujiaba Airport after rainfall in Kunming, March 3, 2012. (Photo/CFP)

Photo taken on March 2, 2012 shows rimous farmland in Longpeng Township of Honghe Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Hu Yanhui)

Meteorological authority carried out artificial precipitation in Yunnan province on Friday and Saturday when weather permitted, to alleviate the lingering drought.

Since December 2011, the drought ravaging Yunnan's 15 prefectures and municipalities, has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, according to the provincial government.

 

 

 

 

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