People observe water being discharged at the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River, in China’s central Hubei province. The river is expected to experience severe flooding this year. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Yangtze River to face catastrophic spring floods as near record El Nino strikes

Water levels may swell up to 80 per cent and could result in flooding as severe as 1998 disaster when the worst El Nino in history killed thousands and affected 220 million across 24 provinces, says flood control official

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People observe water being discharged at the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River, in China’s central Hubei province. The river is expected to experience severe flooding this year. Photo: Xinhua
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