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China's Weather Modification Program Aims to Replenish Shrinking Yangtze River

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China's Weather Modification Program Aims to Replenish Shrinking Yangtze River

China's Weather Modification Program Aims to Replenish Shrinking Yangtze River

China's Weather Modification Program, Aims to Replenish , Shrinking Yangtze River.

CNN reports that Chinese planes are firing silver iodide rods into the sky to produce more rain over the crucial Yangtze River.

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On August 17, the Ministry of Water Resources said that drought in the Yangtze River basin was , "adversely affecting drinking water security of rural people and livestock, and the growth of crops.".

On August 17, the Ministry of Water Resources said that drought in the Yangtze River basin was , "adversely affecting drinking water security of rural people and livestock, and the growth of crops.".

CNN reports that many areas of China are grappling with the worst heat wave on record causing droughts across the nation.

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Several regions have reportedly launched weather modification programs to induce rainfall, including central China's Hubei province.

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According to Hubei's Provincial Emergency Management Department, at least 4.2 million people in Hubei have been impacted by drought since June.

As a result of high temperatures and drought, over 150,000 people have limited access to drinking water and almost 400,000 hectares of crops have been damaged.

CNN reports that the Yangtze is just one of many major water sources that are drying up or shrinking in the northern hemisphere.

Amid record-high temperatures and limited rainfall, both Lake Mead in the United States and the Rhine River in Germany are experiencing alarmingly low water levels.

Amid record-high temperatures and limited rainfall, both Lake Mead in the United States and the Rhine River in Germany are experiencing alarmingly low water levels.

On August 17, China issued its highest red alert heat warning in at least 138 cities and counties.

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According to the Meteorological Administration, , another 373 were placed under the second-highest orange alert


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