The Yellow River as passes through Yonghe County in Shanxi province. Photo: Xinhua The Yellow River as passes through Yonghe County in Shanxi province. Photo: Xinhua
The Yellow River as passes through Yonghe County in Shanxi province. Photo: Xinhua

Why China’s Yellow River is so yellow - and why it’s prone to flooding

An international team of researchers has analysed the way sediment builds up in the river known as ‘China’s sorrow’, shedding light on how to manage its notorious floods

Topic |   China science
The Yellow River as passes through Yonghe County in Shanxi province. Photo: Xinhua The Yellow River as passes through Yonghe County in Shanxi province. Photo: Xinhua
The Yellow River as passes through Yonghe County in Shanxi province. Photo: Xinhua
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