China News Service, Beijing, September 20 (Reporter Chen Su) The reporter learned from the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources on the 20th that the autumn flood situation in China this year is complicated and severe. Since late August, 119 rivers have exceeded the police, which is 60% more than normal.

On September 7, the low-lying area along the river at the Chongqing Chaotianmen Wharf was flooded.

Photo by China News Agency reporter He Penglei

  Since late August, rainy weather has continued in the northeastern part of southwestern China, southeastern part of northwestern China, Huanghuai and North China, the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and the upper reaches of the Jialing and Hanjiang rivers, the Sanhua section of the middle reaches of the Yellow River, and the Yiluo, Qinhe, and Huaihe Rivers. Rivers, Haihe, and the south of the Zhangweinan Canal have significantly more rainfall.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Water Resources, 119 rivers in 8 provinces, including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Shaanxi, Henan, and Hebei, have experienced floods above warning level, 34 rivers have exceeded insurance levels, and 5 rivers have experienced the largest floods since actual measurement data. The number of super-alert rivers was 60% higher than that of the same period in normal years.

Among them, the Yangtze River has the No. 1 flood in 2021, the Han River has the largest autumn flood since 2011, the Danjiangkou Reservoir has the highest water level since its establishment in 1973, and the first autumn flood in the upper reaches of the Weihe River in the south of Haihe River has occurred in nearly 20 years.

  Regarding the autumn flood defense, the Ministry of Water Resources has daily consultations to strengthen flood situation research and judgment, direct the forecast and forecast results to relevant local water conservancy departments and river basin management agencies, and promptly notify the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management to remind them to do emergency rescue work, and send working groups to Hubei, Sichuan, and Sichuan. In Henan and other places, guide the local areas to do a good job in the prevention of rainstorms and floods and emergency response to dangerous situations.

  The current autumn floods are still continuing. The Meteorological Department predicts that from September 20 to October 9, the main rain belt will remain in the southwest and northeast, northwest and southeast, Huanghuai, and southern North China. The rainfall will be five more than normal. Cheng to 1 times.

Affected by this, the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and its tributaries Jialing River, the upper reaches of Hanjiang River, the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River and its tributaries Weihe, Yiluo, Qinhe, Huaihe tributaries Shaying River, Guohe, Haihe River south of Zhangwei River, Fuyang River and other rivers There will be an obvious process of flooding, and some rivers may have floods above the warning level again.

  "This year’s autumn flood situation is severe, with the following weaknesses: first, the autumn flood lasts long and the rain area overlaps, and some reservoirs have responded to multiple floods continuously, making it difficult to dispatch; second, some dikes have been damaged during the main flood season, and the project has not been repaired; third, entering In the latter flood season, water conservancy project scheduling needs to take into account flood control safety and water storage; fourth, continuous fighting in various places is prone to paralysis and war-weariness." The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Water Resources said that the Ministry of Water Resources will continue to monitor weather changes closely and keep a close eye on key areas. Important facilities and key links should be monitored, forecasted and early-warned on a rolling basis, water project scheduling should be optimized, flood control should be ensured, and water storage should be carried out in an orderly manner at the same time. (over)

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