DEIMOS-1 Image of the week (acquired 19/8/2015): Poyang Lake2017-12-23T09:25:57+00:00

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DEIMOS-1 Image of the Week (acquired 19/8/2015): Poyang Lake

Lake Poyang, the largest China’s freshwater Lake, is pictured in this image. Located in the rural Jiangxi Province, Poyang Lake is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. The Lake is fed by five river, mainly the Gan, and connect to the Yangtze river to the North. In the past years, a combination of drought and the practice of storing water at the Three Gorges dam reservoir, located upstream in the Yangtze river, has caused a significant decrease in water’s level. Lake Poyang water level’s dropping caused serious ecological problems and affected dramatically the local fishing industry. Recently, the Poyang Lake Water Conservancy Project has been proposed to maintain suitable water levels in the Lake.

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