Central China province tackles Yangtze tributary flood
Emergency measures have been taken in central China's Hubei Province to tackle flooding of the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River.
Recent rainfall and increasing discharge of Danjiangkou reservoir on the river have caused the flooding, triggering an emergency response.
At the Jingmen section of the river, with the water exceeding warning levels, construction of projects and shipping services have been suspended. Floodwater has been released from 146 swollen reservoirs.
As of Friday morning, seven large reservoirs in Hubei saw water levels above limits set for the flood season, according to the provincial flood control authorities.
The province started a Grade-IV response to the situation on Thursday, which meant stepping up flood prevention work such as dam checks and public announcements.
The Danjiangkou reservoir received an inflow of 6,180 cubic meters per second and discharged 7,460 cubic meters per second at around 8 p.m. Saturday.