China’s Yangtze River Dries Up Amid Unprecedented Drought

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Southwestern China is facing an unprecedented drought amid a monthslong heat wave that is causing the Yangtze River to dry up. The Yangtze River normally supports about a third of the country’s population through hydropower and crop irrigation.

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