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China lowers flood emergency response level

Updated: Aug 25,2020 07:15 AM    Xinhua

BEIJING — China's Ministry of Water Resources on Aug 24 lowered the emergency response for flood control from Level II to Level III, the second-lowest level.

The water level at the Cuntan section of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River had retreated below the warning level, while the inflow into the Three Gorges Reservoir had decreased to less than 35,000 cubic meters per second, the ministry said.

It urged local authorities to continue monitoring and forecasting rainfalls and patrolling levees to ensure safety.

China has a four-tier flood control emergency response system, with level I being the most severe. 

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