more water

September 11th, 2008

So this year’s rain has put more water into the Miyun Reservoir, according to this report on 京报网:

密云水库狂饮2.6亿立方米

Miyun Reservoir guzzles 260 million cubic metres

今年以来连绵不断的降雨,为密云水库带来了充沛的蓄水。统计数字显示,截至昨天,降雨为密云水库带来2.6亿立方米的蓄水,比去年同期增加了1.419亿立方米。

This year’s continuous rainfall has brought the Miyun Reservoir an abundance of water. Statistics show that up until yesterday, rain had brought Miyun Reservoir 260 million cubic metres of stored water, 141.9 cubic metres more than the same period last year.

市水务局称,昨天上午8时,密云水库的蓄水量约为10.1376亿立方米,预计未来一段时间水库水位仍会持续上涨。

The municipal water bureau said, at 8 o’clock yesterday morning the Miyun Reservoir’s water storage level had reached 1.01376 billion cubic metres, and it is predicted the water level will continue to rise over the coming period.

Ouch! That last number is a pain in the arse to figure out!

Anyway, more water stored is excellent news in bone-dry Beijing.

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