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Yangtze Flood Alert As Tibetan Glaciers Melt

Author/Source : SPACE DAILY
Publish Date :Thu, 24 May 2007

Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2007 - Melting Tibetan glaciers could cause the worst flooding on the Yangtze since 1998, when more than 3,000 people were killed as China's longest river overflowed, state media said Thursday. "Meteorological and hydrological features in the Yangtze River valley this year are similar to those in 1998," said Cai Qihua, deputy chief of the Yangtze River Flood Control Headquarters, according to the China ...