On January 7, 2015, Xinhua published a photo article titled, “Lake Poyang, China’s Largest Freshwater Lake, Approaches Being Dried Out.” In the brief news article, four photos displayed the dried-out bed of Lake Poyang.
The water level of Poyang Lake at its hydrological station was only 8.11 meters. When the water level is less than 8 meters, it means that the lake has entered its extreme drought season. Currently, Poyang Lake’s water area occupies only 310 square kilometers. In the past, when the water area of the lake was more abundant, it was over 3000 square kilometers.
Source: Xinhua, January 7, 2015