Dry lakebed near Luoxing Dun, a small island in Poyang Lake that is usually half submerged, on August 23. Photo: AFP
Dry lakebed near Luoxing Dun, a small island in Poyang Lake that is usually half submerged, on August 23. Photo: AFP

Can China’s parched Poyang Lake still be a winter home for migratory birds?

  • The country’s largest freshwater lake reduced to just 28 per cent of its normal size for this time of year
  • Three months of drought have led to earliest dry season in records dating back to 1951

Dry lakebed near Luoxing Dun, a small island in Poyang Lake that is usually half submerged, on August 23. Photo: AFP
Dry lakebed near Luoxing Dun, a small island in Poyang Lake that is usually half submerged, on August 23. Photo: AFP
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