China’s Two Largest Rivers Finally Meet

The South-North Water Diversion Project (南水北调) is a grand project that the Chinese government hopes to realize. It hopes to take water from the Yangtze River to solve Northern China’s water shortage. On June 10th, for the first time in history, the Yangtze River flowed through the Yellow River, marking the success of the first phase of this project’s eastern route. Xinhua News elaborates:

“The water from the Yangtze River is expected to arrive in the Datun Reservoir in east China’s Shandong Province, the northern end of the project, within 72 hours, according to the provincial construction management bureau of the south-to-north water diversion project…
Some 1.5 billion cubic meters of water from the Yangtze River is expected to be sent to Shandong each year after the operation of the first phase of the eastern route project, which will ease the serious water shortage in the booming province.”

 

China’s Two Largest Rivers Finally Meet

The South-North Water Diversion Project (南水北调) is a grand project that the Chinese government hopes to realize. It hopes to take water from the Yangtze River to solve Northern China’s water shortage. On June 10th, for the first time in history, the Yangtze River flowed through the Yellow River, marking the success of the first phase of this project’s eastern route. Xinhua News elaborates:

“The water from the Yangtze River is expected to arrive in the Datun Reservoir in east China’s Shandong Province, the northern end of the project, within 72 hours, according to the provincial construction management bureau of the south-to-north water diversion project…

Some 1.5 billion cubic meters of water from the Yangtze River is expected to be sent to Shandong each year after the operation of the first phase of the eastern route project, which will ease the serious water shortage in the booming province.”

 

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