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China's Largest Freshwater Lake at All-Time Low Levels

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April 25, 2011
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Jiangxi Province's Poyang Lake, located on the Yangtze River, is China's largest freshwater lake. Water levels have been recorded at more than four meters lower than any other time in its history. Officials have attributed the drop to lingering drought.


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