yangtze river flood 2010
Sixty-two thousand houses were destroyed and 193,000 damaged, while direct economic losses reached 45 billion yuan. Beijing — Heavy rainfall has swelled China's Yangtze River, threatening UNESCO World Heritage Sites and forcing officials to reassure nervous citizens that … Yangtze is the longest river in China, and floods are the big danger in its middle and lower reaches. 5,100 houses have collapsed, and a further 17,700 houses were damaged. In the summer of 1998, China experienced massive flooding of parts of the Yangtze River, resulting in 3,704 dead, 15 million homeless and $26 billion in … Temperatures are expected to be higher than normal for the next 4 to 7 days over most of the country. On June 2, 42 people were killed in a series of landslides that hit Cenxi, Rong County, Teng County, Donglan County and Fangchenggang City. A 347-metre-wide (1,138 ft) breach of the Changkai dike on the Fuhe River, which burst its banks on June 21 and again on June 23, in Luozhen Township, Fuzhou City, forced 1.32 million people to evacuate.  More than 230 million people in 28 provinces, municipalities and regions, especially the southern and central provinces and regions of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing Municipality, Gansu, Sichuan and Guizhou, and the northeastern province of Jilin were affected, while at least 4.66 million people were evacuated because of the risk of flooding and landslides in the latter half of June. A total of 1.36 million houses were destroyed and more than 97,200 square kilometres (37,500 sq mi) of crops were inundated, while 8,000 km2 (3,100 sq mi) of farmland had been completely destroyed by the end of June. , In Antu County, 70 homes in one village were destroyed by flooding, a mountain valley was submerged by floods 20 metres (66 ft) deep, forcing 570 families to evacuate. But reports conclude that the flooding of 2010 was far more sever and widespread. Yangtze River, China's longest, on Aug. 17 recorded the fifth flood of the year in its upper reaches after a spell of heavy rainfall, three days after the fourth flood was recorded on Aug. 14. On August 1, helicopters rescued 118 of the trapped people and delivered relief goods to the remaining residents. Donations from Chinese citizens also contributed to relief supplies. , On July 28, several thousand barrels from two chemical plants in Jilin City were washed into the Songhua River by the floods. The floods during 2010 in China are considered to be one of the most damaging of all floods. If heavy rains of a wide range cover the whole basin, high strength floods hit each other causing floods to appear in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, for example, the floods occurring in 1954 and 1998. Fatality estimates vary widely. , The flooding affected 31.81 million people in Sichuan, including Luzhou city's 95 townships.  of farmland were affected by the flooding, while 2.09 million hectares (5.2 million acres) were completely destroyed..  Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu urged the use of all resources to rescue any survivors.  Floods also covered roads and farms in Tieling City, affecting 20,000 people. The slide also dammed up parts of the Salween River near the border with Myanmar, causing water levels at its upper reaches to rise 6 metres (20 ft). Damages from the floods in the county exceeded 800 million yuan, equal to about 5.7 times the county government's revenue in 2009. Jilin was one of the worst-hit regions in China due to rain and landslides since July 20. However, government officials report that the threat of major flooding remains lower than in 1998, though some sections and lakes are approaching or have exceeded warning levels. On July 21, the China Grain Reserves Corporation (formerly known as Sinograin) reported that China’s rice output could fall by 10 to 20 percent due to torrential rains, flooding, and the outbreaks of pests and diseases in the Yangtze River basin. The Chinese Government allocated over 2.1 billion yuan for rescue and relief work. Rainstorms Leave Yangtze River Cities Flooded as Rescue Effort Begins — Radio Free Asia Press Room  The Dahe Dam in Changshan Township, Huadian City was breached on July 28, spilling 4 million cubic metres (140 million cu ft) of water, destroying five villages downstream and leaving 40 people dead or missing. This dataset illustrates the construction of dams in China's Yangtze River Basin from 1800-2010.  The landslide buried half of Chengguan Township, the county seat, surrounding the village with water and destroying an area 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long, 500 metres (1,600 ft) wide and 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) deep before water levels receded. The early rice crop (grown mostly south of the Yangtze) was ripening and nearly ready for harvest, while the single rice crop (grown in Sichuan and north of the Yangtze) was in the vegetative/heading stage. Demolition experts started working on the lake to release some of its water. With the water retreating below guaranteed levels and having shown signs of further decreases, Chinese authorities on Friday downgraded the emergency response for flood control in the Yangtze River and riverside areas to Level III, the second-lowest in the response system. , In Guanghan, a train travelling from Xi'an to Kunming along the Baoji-Chengdu Railway derailed after floods washed away a section of a bridge on August 19. , The grim situation of the 2010 South China floods exceeded the levels of the 1998 Yangtze River floods. Devastating China flooding puts controversial Three Gorges Dam under new scrutiny Questions are being raised about the dam's impact on floods and if the massive structure itself may be at risk The cotton crop, planted a week or two behind schedule in June, was in the vegetative/early reproductive stage. Fifty-three of the deaths occurred from the flooding and landslides between May 31 and June 3, and 266 deaths occurred between June 13 and June 29. Engorged with more heavy rains, China’s mighty Yangtze River is cresting again, bringing fears of further destruction as seasonal floods that already have left . The chances of survival for the missing people were said to be low as they had been trapped for over three days.  There was speculation that the approximately 1,700 people made homeless by the landslides and relocated would have to spend the winter in tents. Authorities are considering a plan to divert water from the Hanjiang River to an emergency reservoir for the first time since 2005, sacrificing thousands of hectares of farmland and fishponds to protect the dikes around Wuhan and other cities downstream. , People in 14 cities in Hunan were affected, and 25,300 houses collapsed at the time of the report. The death toll from the floods continued to rise, as floodwaters began to recede in some areas by the end of June. Lighter rainfall in the coming week should benefit early rice harvesting/late rice planting in southeast China and the development of cotton, corn, and other summer crops on the North China Plain. The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang (Mandarin [ʈʂʰǎŋ tɕjáŋ]) is the langest river in Asie, an the third langest in the warld. , More than 1,100 rescue workers searched to find the remaining victims, including up to 30 children and infants, and eight of the original missing turned up alive. Two storms have landed in southern China this month, causing additional damage and loss of life. The direct economic damages from the floods in the city were 1.09 billion yuan, and 92 flights were delayed due to the floods. This followed a month of excessive rain and flooding in southern China during June. , Malong County in Yunnan was hit by torrential rainfall lasting seven hours, completely filling a nearby reservoir, which then submerged the county. Throughout the East Asian Monsoonseason, the worst of the flooding shifted from Southwestern China to Central China by June and July and moved to North… , In the city of Luoyang, Henan, a bridge on the Yi River collapsed as onlookers crowded it to watch the flooding, 51 people were killed with 15 missing.  Flooding also threatened the Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the city. , Floods triggered by torrential rains pounded Akto County on July 6 resulted in 6 deaths and 2 missing. Water over roads was as deep as 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) 1.5 metres. Very high rainfall was also reported in the Wuhan area and at the Anhui/Jiangxi border near Poyang Lake. Jump to:navigation, search. Workers removed 3,000 tons of garbage daily, and the company responsible for the dam paid for 150,000 to 200,000 cubic meters (200,000 to 260,000 cubic yards) of garbage to be removed annually. Among the most recent major flood events are those of 1870, 1931, 1954, 1998, and 2010.  Dozens of rivers remained flooded, including the Pearl River in Guangdong province, which had been affected by severe drought during the spring as its outflow was severely reduced. Very heavy rainfall in the mountainous areas of Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Hunan caused local rivers and reservoirs to swell to near-record levels, and this water has now flowed into the Yangtze river itself, threatening major downstream cities such as Wuhan (Hubei province). There are reports of damage from flash floods and high water in these areas as well. , In Mianzhu and Deyang, heavy rains started on August 12 and landslides hit on August 13, killing five people and trapping 500 more in an area devastated by the recent drought and the earthquake in 2008. In Tonghua, 300,000 residents were left without tap water after the flooding damaged major water pipelines that were subsequently repaired by August 4. Beijing: Engorged with more heavy rains, China’s mighty Yangtze River is cresting again, bringing fears of further destruction as seasonal floods that … About 250,000 people in northeastern China were evacuated, including 94,000 in Dandong, where four people were killed and one missing in Kuandian Manchu Autonomous County. In total, the flooding and landslides killed at least 3,185 people in China by August 31.  By early August, over 12 million people were evacuated, and that number rose to 15.2 million by August 31. (Special report - Flooding in China, Summer 1998, NCDC/NOAA). At this early stage, it is too soon to make a yield forecast for the late crop. The tropical storm season normally starts in July, and two moderate typhoons (Chanthu and Conson) have already come ashore in Hainan and Guangdong.  Unprecedented record levels of flooding hit the Yalu River, where shipping was suspended, and the Tumen River both bordering North Korea, while Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in the province suffered its worst flooding in one hundred years. A total of 875,000 homes had collapsed, 9.61 million people had been evacuated and 8.76 million hectares of crops had been flooded nationwide, according to the SFDH. , Seventeen levees were breached in Jiangxi and 33,900 water conservancy projects were damaged. The flood situation in China is ongoing.  Four hundred and twenty four people were killed by the end of June, including 42 from the Guizhou landslide; 277 more were killed and 147 left missing in the first two weeks of July, bringing the death toll as of August 5 to 1,072.  A rare national day of mourning was held in China to remember the victims of the Gansu mudslide on August 15. The province experienced its worst flooding since 2003. The fifth flood of Yangtze, along with a flood of Jialing River, resulted in severe flooding of Chongqing in southwest China. The Changjiang Water Resources Commission reported the water level had reached 146.97 metres with peak inflows of 53,000 cubic metres per second, the same rate as the 1998 floods.  It rins for 6,418 kilometre (3,988 mi) frae the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastle athort soothwast, central an eastren Cheenae afore teemin intae the East Cheenae Sea at Shanghai. The grim situation of the 2010 South China floods exceeded the levels of the 1998 Yangtze River floods. Rainfall up to 250 millimetres (9.8 in) in 24 hours was expected on August 23. In late May 2010, heavy rainfall caused a train derailment in Jiangxi, killing at least 19 people, and the closure of the Shanghai-Kunming railway line for 24 hours due to a landslide. The water level in the reservoir had risen to 158 meters above sea level at 8 a.m. Wednesday, about 17 meters below its maximum capacity of 175 meters. The direct economic loss is about 24.0543 million yuan, of which 10.2081 million were agricultural losses. The number of people affected was totalled at 1.3 million, damages totalled 5.5 billion yuan, and 365,000 people were relocated. Following the 1998 floods, the government convinced 2.4 million people to leave the Yangtze River floodplains, restoring 1,000 square miles. China flooding: 14 killed at Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River as water peaks The dam was holding back about 45 percent of the water, which rose more than 50 feet above flood level However, some of the projected early crop yield losses could be offset by higher planted area.  The Jialing River, Han River and Huai River surged higher than warning levels.  In Tianshui, at least four people died.  Sixteen people were dead after the flooding and mudslides since August 13. Water levels in the Yangtze River and its tributaries reached the highest level since 1998, when catastrophic floods killed thousands of people in the region. Officials in Hubei province have reported that as of July 22, more than 176,000 hectares of cotton were impacted by heavy rain this year, with 87,750 hectares suffering damage and 11,700 hectares destroyed. , Torrential rains killed 25 people in Qinghai in July and left three more missing, affecting 41,000 people. , In Hubei, the Han River at Wuhan experienced its worst flooding in twenty years, as officials continued sandbagging efforts along the Han and Yangtze Rivers in the city and checked reservoirs. During the 2010 South China floods in July, inflows at the Three Gorges Dam reached a peak of 70,000 m 3 /s (2,500,000 cu ft/s), exceeding the peak during the 1998 Yangtze River Floods. 1935 Yangtze River Floods. Yangtze River floods, floods of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in central and eastern China that have occurred periodically and often have caused considerable destruction of property and loss of life. The flooding attracted attention from the state leaders of the Chinese Government and the public, who brought aid to the victims of the flooding. Flooding in northeastern China has stranded 30,000 people in one town and washed 1,000 barrels of explosive chemicals into a river, reports say.  A second peak in the river arrived at the dam on July 28, when the peak flow from the dam was a record 56,000 m3/s. The new landslide was about 300 metres (980 ft) wide, and buried 21 houses and 10 trucks. The crops most likely affected are early rice (mature/harvest stage), single rice (vegetative/heading stage) and cotton (budding/flowering stage). On July 28, China's Three Gorges Dam was tested by the highest water flow of the year. Although the heaviest rain in July was located in central China, rainfall was also heavier than normal in northeast China (Jilin and Liaoning) and southwest China (Yunnan). , The Wenquan Reservoir in the province, 130 kilometres (81 mi) upstream from Golmud, was overfilled with 230 million cubic metres (300 million cu yd) of water, while it was only designed to hold 70 million cubic metres (92 million cu yd), creating a water level 1.18 metres (1.29 yd) above the warning line. These figures include flood damage in southern China during May and June as well as the losses from the July storms.  In addition, 15,702 residents from Liuhe County in Tonghua were evacuated to safer locations by August 5. Harvesting normally takes place from mid to late July. Late rice transplanting was delayed due to the slow development/harvest of the early rice crop. 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The heavy rain caused the Yangtze and its tributaries to rise to the highest level since 2000. , By August, heavy rains and snow melt in Xinjiang caused water levels in the region's 13 major rivers to rise above danger levels. Rainfall has been heavier than normal in July across central China. On August 31, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Civil Affairs allocated 2.01 billion yuan (295 million USD) to improve relief efforts.  Officials stated there was little hope for survival of the buried victims, and the torrential rains were likely to continue. Latest News: Filmed on 22nd August 2020 Hongya Cave, Chongqing, Venice in China.  Soldiers and rescue workers built drainage channels to pipe the water away from the reservoir, which would have flooded Golmud with water over 4 metres (4.4 yd) deep if its dam burst, and the channels are designed to release 400 cubic metres (520 cu yd) of water per second. The total direct economic loss was about 6.89 billion yuan, and 25,000 homes were damaged in the flooding in August. The level of Hanjiang River, the highest in two decades, rose to 35.39 meters as it approached Wuhan at midday Wednesday.  The reservoir water levels peaked at 160 metres (520 ft) meters on the morning of July 23, whereas the "alarm level" of the reservoir was at 145 metres (476 ft). Forty truckloads of garbage were collected, and the remaining garbage could fill 200 more. , By July 20, the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges Dam experienced its highest river discharge since the dam was built. At least 1,000 people were evacuated from the village in the aftermath of the landslide. Rainfall in many parts of China has been much heavier than normal in July 2010. Seven of the 25 medium and large reservoirs in Jilin City were forced to discharge, including Fengman Reservoir, the largest reservoir on the Songhua, at a rate of 4,500 cubic metres (160,000 cu ft). Due to heavy rain in the upper streams of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorge reservoir has seen a recent increase to its inflow. Thus, it is crucial and urgent to rehabilitate the river flood-plain. The total rainfall in July is the highest since 1996 in Hubei and southern Anhui.  Heavy rains brought shipping to a halt by August 19, and on August 21 the Yalu breached its banks. All ferry service in the Reservoir was halted as total flow rate exceeded 45,000 m3/s, although the crest of the flooding passed the dam by July 24. The Yangtze River floods are mainly formed by heavy rains.  The total damages from the floods were roughly 83.8 billion yuan as of June 27, 2010, and over 275 billion yuan (41 billion USD) by August 8. The most recent major flood in 1998 causes 14 million homeless and $24 billion in economic losses (Yin et al. The weather forecast showed that there would be heavy rain or rainstorms in the coming days, so there may be another flash flood disaster. Rapeseed and wheat had already been harvested when the excessive rain arrived in July and thus were not directly affected.  The local and provincial government provided tents, quilts, blankets, clothing and water dispensers to the affected residents.  The rain and flooding cut rail services and destroyed more than 200 houses. By late August,16.5 million hectares (41 million acres) There were reports that some barrels exploded on contact with water. So far, only a few small dikes have failed, and the major dikes along the Yangtze and other rivers are intact. China is now entering the peak tropical storm season.  The rains hampered rescue efforts in the search for survivors from the 38 families buried by the landslide. Received April 7, 2010; accepted September 25, 2010 Based on grain size analysis and high-resolution elemental scanning of core YD0901, taken from the subaqueous Yangtze River delta, a 600-year flood history was reconstructed for the Yangtze River drainage system. The 2020 flood in China was the record for the entire history of observations.  Throughout the East Asian Monsoon season, the worst of the flooding shifted from Southwestern China to Central China by June and July and moved to Northern and Northeastern China by late July and August, leaving the southern provinces in a heat wave while the Northeastern and Northwestern provinces were continuously lashed by flooding rains. On July 2, the Yangtze River experienced its first flood peak of the year. However, the weather has been favorable for cotton in other areas of eastern and northwestern China and the crop appears to be growing well. Three deaths occurred in the province with two missing, while 550,000 people were affected and 80,000 relocated. All of which were located in the middle to lower reaches of the river. The barrels contained toxic chemicals like trimethylsilyl chloride and hexamethyldisiloxane, with each barrel holding about 170 kilograms (370 lb). 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