Low Yangtze raises big problems
Drought condition along parts of the Yangtze River are causing navigational problems for commercial vessels transiting the key Chinese waterway, according to an Associated Press report Thursday.
A prolonged dry spell in northern and eastern China has brought record low water levels at some parts of the river, the report said. In Wuhan, a key central Chinese city on the Yangtze, the water level was 9.4 feet, compared to a dry season average of around 13 feet.
There are widespread dredging plans along the river, particularly at its eastern delta section where it empties into the cargo rich Shanghai-Jiangsu Province region.