Cracked mud in the Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake, which has shrunk to a fraction of its size. Photo: AFP
Cracked mud in the Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake, which has shrunk to a fraction of its size. Photo: AFP

China heatwave and drought: digging after dark to feed crops as largest lake runs dry

  • Trenches being dug to keep water flowing after shrunk Poyang Lake sees farmland irrigation channels cut off
  • Crews can only work after dark as the daytime heat across large parts of China hits record levels

Cracked mud in the Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake, which has shrunk to a fraction of its size. Photo: AFP
Cracked mud in the Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake, which has shrunk to a fraction of its size. Photo: AFP
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