A section of the Yellow River in Haidong, Qinghai province. The river may be the clearest it has been in centuries. Photo: XinhuaA section of the Yellow River in Haidong, Qinghai province. The river may be the clearest it has been in centuries. Photo: Xinhua
A section of the Yellow River in Haidong, Qinghai province. The river may be the clearest it has been in centuries. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Yellow River may be the clearest it’s been in 500 years, scientists say

  • Study finds there has been a sharp reduction in run-off and sediment in recent decades that is ‘unprecedented over the past five centuries’
  • They say a change in the cycle is a result of less rainfall in the region and human activities like irrigation and tree-planting that use a lot of water

Topic |   China science
A section of the Yellow River in Haidong, Qinghai province. The river may be the clearest it has been in centuries. Photo: XinhuaA section of the Yellow River in Haidong, Qinghai province. The river may be the clearest it has been in centuries. Photo: Xinhua
A section of the Yellow River in Haidong, Qinghai province. The river may be the clearest it has been in centuries. Photo: Xinhua
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