With the acceleration of the Three Gorges reservoir area, the water level in the reservoir area continues to fall. At present, the water level in front of the dam in the Chongqing Three Gorges reservoir area has fallen below 160 meters. In order to ensure navigation safety, the maritime department began to cross the Yangtze River in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River from the afternoon of the 7th. The 277-kilometer channel from the bridge to Shipan in Yongchuan District is temporarily controlled during the flood season.

  At 4 pm on the 7th, in the waters near the Lidu Yangtze River Bridge in Fuling, maritime law enforcement officers drove patrol boats to cruise along the route, shouting reminders to passing ships.

In order to ensure navigation safety, when the water level in the reservoir area is below 160 meters, the maritime department implements the rules for the navigation of the vessels of the segment, and delimits 89 upward and horizontal sailing areas and 13 control river sections according to the local water level. , And 40 waters where boats are strictly prohibited.