Fishing boats are seen on the exposed bed of Poyang Lake in Lushan City, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Oct. 10, 2016. China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, has seen dramatically decreasing water level in recent days. The lake hit low-water levels about 54 days earlier than average in previous years, according to statistics by the Jiangxi provincial hydrographic bureau…Full Article: The Global Times Oct 2016

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  • In March 2016, a Chinese fisherman caught a record-breaking (13.5 kilograms) freshwater sturgeon in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province. Nicknamed the “aquatic pandas”, the Chinese sturgeon are a protected animal species in China.
  • In January 2012, the surface area of Jiangxi Province’s Poyang Lake had shrunk 200 square kilometers (77 square miles) due to drought conditions and the Three Gorges Dam reservoir (located 500 km upstream). The lake typically has a surface area of 3,500 sq km (1,351 sq miles).

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