Drought in China’s Inner Mongolia Region Threatens Drinking Water Supply

28 Jul 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

An ongoing drought in China’s northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is threatening drinking water supply to 600,000 people, half of whom are completely without water, local authorities reported this weekend.The drought, the worst the region has faced in three years, is also affecting farms, putting at risk some 150,000 hectares of farmland, 16.4 million hectares of pastures and 1.34 million head of cattle.The city of Arxan is particularly hard hit. The drought is the worst there since 1961; the area has received no precipitation for 140 consecutive days and nearly 100 percent of its pastures have been affected...

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