Lingering drought in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has left about 300,000 people short of drinking water, local authorities said Sunday [27 July 2014]. About 600,000 people in seven prefectures and cities have been affected by the drought since April, with half of them lacking drinking water, according to the regional civil affairs department. Some 150,000 hectares of farmland and 16.4 million hectares of pastures have been affected in the worst drought in three years. About 1.34 million heads of cattle also lack drinking water…Full Article: China Daily July 2014

Key Point

  • According to the article, 98% of Araxan Prefecture’s (Hinggan League, northern Inner Mongolia) pastureland is suffering from drought, with no rainfall recorded for more than 140 days.

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