The drought affecting large areas of farmland in central China's Hubei and Henan provinces has been caused by the driest summer since 1961, say officials. Photo: Xinhua

South-North Water Diversion project not cause of Hubei and Henan droughts, say officials

Driest summer since 1961 is to blame, not project's central canal, which has yet to start full operations sending water to arid north, says Yangtse River Water Resources Commission.

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The drought affecting large areas of farmland in central China's Hubei and Henan provinces has been caused by the driest summer since 1961, say officials. Photo: Xinhua
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