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China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Shrinks 95%

China Review News published an article on January 2, 2012, about Poyang Lake titled “China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Has Shrunk to Less Than 200 Square Kilometers.” Poyang Lake is China’s largest freshwater lake. According to the Jiangxi Provincial Hydrographic bureau there are five rivers in Jiangxi Province that feed the lake and water shortages in those rivers have resulted in the water-surface area of the lake decreasing to less than 200 square km, which is just 5% of its peak level.

Source: China Review News, January 2, 2012