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Yangtze River dries up – electricity becomes scarce

The Yangtze River (Yangzi) is carrying less and less water due to the long drought (China.Table reported). The level in the region’s reservoirs also drops to historic lows. Large amounts of hydropower are usually produced at the dams. As a result, electrical power is becoming scarce in the major metropolis of Chongqing. Shopping malls in Chongqing now have to close for several hours a day to save power.

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