Dams play a complex role in the water levels of the Yangtze, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua Dams play a complex role in the water levels of the Yangtze, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
Dams play a complex role in the water levels of the Yangtze, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
Climate change

Drop by drop, China’s Yangtze River is drying up

  • The levels of the massive waterway were long thought to be constant but researchers say they have calculated the scale of the decline
  • The river’s ill health is due to various factors and has far-reaching consequences, experts say

Topic |   Climate change
Dams play a complex role in the water levels of the Yangtze, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua Dams play a complex role in the water levels of the Yangtze, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
Dams play a complex role in the water levels of the Yangtze, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
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