Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters
Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters

China’s tech hub Shenzhen hit by worst drought since 1963

  • Reserves fall by more than half in Dongjiang area, the source of 90 per cent of the city’s water supply
  • While immediate impact is minimal, experts point to the need to identify alternative sources

Topic |   China society
Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters
Shenzhen (right) and Hong Kong, separated by the Shenzhen river and both dependent on the Dongjiang for water supplies. Photo: Reuters
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