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NE China river records highest water level

Updated: 2013-08-29 13:31
( Xinhua)
NE China river records highest water level

Officers and soldiers reinforce the embankment in Sancun township of Tongjiang city, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Aug 28, 2013. The Songhua River mingles with the Heilong River at Tongjiang. The water level of Tongjiang section of the Songhua River and the Heilong River reached 56.63 meters and 56.05 meters, exceeding the warning level by 1.73 meters and 2.05 meters respectively. [Photo/Xinhua]

FUYUAN - The water level in a section of the Sino-Russia bordering Heilongjiang River has risen to a record high in the region's worst flooding in more than a decade, the flood control commanding center said Thursday.

At 8 am, the water level in the river's Fuyuan section, in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, had risen 20 centimeters from Wednesday, or 2.17 meters above the warning level, according to the center.

Floods have swept many parts of Fuyuan County, where a national sturgeon breeding base and reserve was destroyed, resulting in losses of 1 million kilograms of fish.

Floods have inundated multiple sections of a major road in Fuyuan, home to about 170,000 people, while another road alongside the river has been totally submerged.

The river has swollen since mid-August, with some sections of its middle and lower reaches seeing their worst floods in history.

Floods have also ravaged Jilin and Liaoning provinces in China's northeast, claiming 85 lives and leaving 105 missing, while more than 2 million people have been affected.

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