Yangtze rains bring drought relief, and floods

New York Times: Heavy rains since last Friday have brought some relief from the worst drought in the Yangtze River region in 50 years, but also caused flooding in at least two southern provinces, state news organizations reported Tuesday. The six-month drought had resulted in water shortages for 3.5 million people. With the rains, that number has dropped to 2.15 million, according to Xinhua, the state news agency. The amount of farmland affected by the drought has dropped by 3.68 million acres, to 5.68 million.......

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