more water

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


Miyun Reservoir guzzles 260 million cubic metres


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.


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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