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China braces for new floods as Yangtze water level hits record – Sydney Morning Herald

Heavy rains sent the water level at China’s Yangtze River to a new high, raising the possibility of more seasonal floods after earlier ones left over 140 people dead or missing.

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Heavy rains sent the water level at China’s Yangtze River to a new high, raising the possibility of more seasonal floods after earlier ones left over 140 people dead or missing.
The Three Gorges Dam, which was built in Hubei province to generate electricity and mitigate flooding, is under pressure as more rains are expected in coming days, with millions of people already forced from their homes.
A woman pushes a makeshift raft down a flooded alleyway.Credit:
Chinese state media said a second,…

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