Water level rises significantly at China’s largest freshwater lake

Due to heavy rainfall both at the lake and further upstream, the water level of Poyang Lake has been rising rapidly.

Located in east China’s Jiangxi Province, Poyang Lake was once the ancient Pengli Lake.

As the country’s largest freshwater lake, its undulating water volume in recent years has raised concerns.

Xieshan Mountain on April 5, 2024 (above) and on March 30, 2024 (below). /CFP

Xieshan Mountain on April 5, 2024 (above) and on March 30, 2024 (below). /CFP

Xieshan Mountain in the Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, east China, April 5, 2024. /CFP

Xieshan Mountain in the Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, east China, April 5, 2024. /CFP

Grassland flooded around Xieshan Mountain in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, east China, April 5, 2024. /CFP

Grassland flooded around Xieshan Mountain in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, east China, April 5, 2024. /CFP

Grassland flooded around Xieshan Mountain in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, east China, April 5, 2024. /CFP

Grassland flooded around Xieshan Mountain in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, east China, April 5, 2024. /CFP

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(Cover: Xieshan Mountain in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, east China, April 5, 2024. /CFP)