China ramps up flood precautions amid persistent heavy rainfall

China’s Ministry of Water Resources is intensifying precautionary measures against flooding as heavy rain continues to lash southern China.

The ministry has forecast heavy rainfall to continue across the country’s southern and south-western regions from Wednesday to Friday, with rainstorms hitting parts of the Pearl River Basin.

Affected by heavy downpours, water levels in three of the basin’s rivers—Beijiang, Dongjiang, and Hanjiang—are expected to exceed warning levels, the ministry said.

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The ministry has strengthened forecasts, early warnings, and contingency measures in flood prevention work and carried out real-time monitoring of reservoirs and waterways in the Pearl River Basin.

As rainstorms increase the risk of floods and mountain torrents in some small and medium-sized rivers in the Beijiang River, the ministry will monitor the weather closely and strengthen consultation, research, and information transmission.

The current situation in the Beijiang, Dongjiang, and Hanjiang rivers remains generally stable.

As heavy rainfall continues, more flood-control measures in the Pearl River Basin are underway, the ministry said.


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