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  • The Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River gushing with flood water on July 5. Photo by Yan Yuepeng/CFP _The Yellow Rivers Flood Upon Flood
    The Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River gushing with flood water on July 5. Photo by Yan Yuepeng/CFP
     
     
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The Yellow River's Flood Upon Flood

Days of continuous rainfall in the upstream region of the Yellow River which began July 1st led to turbulent waters downstream, creating a spectacular view on July 5th at the Hukou Waterfall which lies on the border between Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces in northwest China. The torrential rain water ran down the wide river channel and was joined by further flood water when an upstream reservoir also discharged its excessive water. The heaviest flow measured at the waterfall was over 3,000 cubic meters per second. The flood season in Yellow River region is expected to continue for a few more days.

07.06.2011
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