Drought Raising Concerns over Irrigation Systems in Guangxi Region, Southern China

The heat wave hitting southern China has raised concerns over irrigation systems in the country’s poorer regions, with crops failing due to poorly maintained irrigation facilities. The drought in Guilin city in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has affected six counties since July, with 47,000 local residents facing drinking water shortage…Full-text article: China Daily

Yunnan Province Forecasted to Receive Rainfall in Mid-April, Relieving a 6-month Long Drought

A drought-hit region in Yunnan province is expected to welcome mild to heavy rainfall before April 16, relieving a six-month-long drought, the China Meteorological Administration forecasted on Wednesday. From Wednesday to Friday, rainfall may hit eastern parts of the province, while next week another round of rain will be seen in the northeastern parts of